Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Villa Taina in Caberete

dr1 reports: Villa Taina at Cabarete Beach in the northern province of Puerto Plata is proud to announce that it is celebrating its 20th year of operation. General director Claudia Schwarz says that the hotel, which opened with 14 rooms in May 1996, has since grown to 61 rooms and now includes a kite surfing and windsurfing school, and a massage center. The hotel's Serenade Bar and Restaurant right on the beach offers weekly themed nights: Mongolian Grill (fish, meat and vegetable grills on Wednesdays), Lobster & Shrimps (Fridays), Argentinian Grill (Saturdays), and a Dominican Buffet (Sundays).
For more information, contact Claudia Schwarz at

Tuesday, April 26, 2016


My favorite drink is lemonade. Often times when traveling in the Caribbean you find a version of the drink, but it is usually made with limes, which I have found to be quite good also. Either way it is made it is refreshing, especially on a sultry day in a tropical climate. I have noticed that the preparation is different in places like the Dominican Republic as opposed to the U.S. so I searched for a recipe.

  1. Place the quartered limes or lemons in the blender with 4 cups of water and sugar.
  2. Blend until the limes or lemon is completely pulverized, the mixture should be slightly foamy with a whitish color.
  3. Strain the lemonade and add the remaining 4 cups of water and add more sugar to suit your taste.
  4. Serve with or without ice based on individual preference.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Willing Suspect

I was acting as the night watchman at an all-inclusive resort when I encountered the suspected drug runner roaming the halls. "Hands on the wall!", I instructed. I then advised him I would have to do a cavity search.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Vacation Planning 101

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Monday, March 21, 2016

A Good Read

Writing in Hoy today, Friday 18 March 2016, journalist Millizen Uribe shares her opinion on the local Roman Catholic Church's latest position on sexuality. The Catholic Church has taken a strong stance against US ambassador James Brewster, a gay rights activist.

In the past, the church has also campaigned to influence government positions against abortion, forcing Congress to eliminate the option from the Constitution and legislation. Only the late Jesuit priest father Jose Luis Aleman was a dissident, calling abortion a public health issue in which the Church should not intervene.

Writing in Hoy, Uribe points out that the Church has also used its influence positively, as it did when it withdrew its support from the Trujillo regime, despite the privileges granted to the Roman Catholic Church by the dictator.

She continues by describing, however, how damaging the influence of the church can be, especially when it used its influence to destabilize the democratically elected government of Professor Juan Bosch.

Bringing matters to the present she comments that there is great inequality in income distribution and in guaranteeing rights in the DR. She says that life here is affected by poverty, corruption, violence, unemployment, health crises, judicial crises, etc. "But few of those topics call the attention of the Church as much as the sexuality of the population, in which case the Church uses its power overwhelmingly," she writes.

She reminds readers: "When the decriminalization of abortion in the Constitution was discussed, the Church called on its faithful to not vote for legislators who would vote in favor."

"And now it has come forth against the homosexuality of the ambassador of the United States James Wally Brewster," she comments, and then asks:

"How many times have they protested when corrupt politicians have visited schools?"

"How many signatures did the protectors of traditional Dominican values collect for the country to submit to justice or expel the violator of rights of minors, nuncio Jozef Wesolowski?"

"Why did the Church not use its influence, with equal interest and insistence, to instruct the faithful to punish corrupt government officials, businesspeople and politicians in the polls, instead of its hierarchy socializing with them and legitimizing them in baptisms and weddings?"

"Why does the homosexuality of the ambassador bother them but not the US interventionist policies in economic and political matters?"

She concludes: "An individual's sexuality is personal and intimate. The Church does not have to intervene and the state only needs to guarantee rights."

Friday, March 18, 2016

Sexy Latin Muchacho

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Men's Fashion

April brings Mens Fashion Week to Santo Domingo. I have heard if you are visiting during this time it is a must!