Author: Lebawit Lily Girma

Santo Domingo’s Malecón Renovated

Santo Domingo’s Malecón Renovated

It’s finally, finally, happening. Santo Domingo’s Malecón–the city’s iconic seafront boulevard–is getting a complete makeover and upgrade. I’ve always loved it, even with its rundown look in the past, but always thought that if it were ever renovated, it would completely transform this side of the city. And it already […]

Learning Dominican Spanish Phrases

Learning Dominican Spanish Phrases

Before visiting the DR, there are a few key words, phrases, and sayings you need to know. Even if you’ll never master how fast Dominicans speak–trust me, it’s an art–many of these essential Dominican Spanish phrases will help you greet locals, ask for prices, or even politely say you’re not […]