Sunday, May 27, 2007


As travel season gets ready to kick into high gear you've probably started making your plans. One usually thinks about how to get from the airport to the hotel. There are the usual options that can be included by your travel agent, sometimes at a padded cost. Some hotels offer transport for a fee (complimentary if you pay enough for your room).

I have listed my suggestions on the TRAVEL INFO PAGE, which can be found in the Links section. I recently added "Always Ready Freddy" to the list. He has proven himself to be reliable and his rates are reasonable. You may email Freddy at or call him a week before your arrival in Santo Domingo and he will take good care of you. Be advised, Freddy loves to talk, so you will be informed and entertained. When you speak to him, tell him I said "hola!"

Friday, May 25, 2007


In some places he would be called maroon, in others he would be called blatino. Here at TD we'll just call him our Friday Fantasy. The infamous Castro/Supreme.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


JetBlue, which resumes flights into Las Americas International (SDQ) from John F Kennedy International on Thursday, 24 May, has opened a City Ticket Office at Plaza Las Americas II on Winston Churchill Avenue. The new office is on the shopping center's second level. Another low cost carrier, Spirit Airlines, is located in the same building.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


I like to promote anything that involves travel and latin flavor. Whereas DC is not a destination known for its Dominican inhabitants, the Memorial Day Weekend kick-off will feature the sexy hombres of my "second home." If you'll be in DC this weekend be sure to get over to Club Fusion on Thursday night for Dominican Heat!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Cocks Are Huge in the D.R.

I don't think I've been anywhere during my travels where cocks get more attention or the people get more excited about them. I myself like a good cock. In fact, I've shared a home with some great ones during my vacations to the south when I was growing up.

But never have I seen cock adored so unapologetically and unashamedly than I have in the Dominican Republic. The way they stroke them and caress them. Oftentimes bringing the cocks right out into the public as they work them into a frenzy!

Yes, cockfighting is a major part of Dominican culture. If you've never experienced it, you should do so on your next trip to the country. There are venues throughout the city and countryside. And as always, it's a chance to get away from the everyday tourist activities and mingle with the locals.

I found this clip on YouTube. It's a tourists comedic look at his cockfight experience.

Friday, May 18, 2007


I hadn't given much thought to hiking through the rainforest, but I could be persuaded!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


The management at Camilo House Apartments in Santo Domingo has made us aware of the following sale.

Starting today for ONE week only (until Wednesday, May 23, 2007), we are having a sale on all of our apartments. The price is $55 per night for stays of 7 nights or less. $50 per night for stays of 8 nights or more. The price includes ALL taxes and fees.

The sale is for dates starting on Friday, June 1, 2007, until December 31, 2007. So, if you purchased 5 days, but don't know exactly when you want to come down just send us an email (or call) and we check availability. If your dates are available, you come down and your stay is already paid for at a discount.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Friday, May 11, 2007


That first stay in Santo Domingo was definitely a good one. I've written about "mi nino" Domingo, whom we haven't seen since that special encounter all those years ago. Today I spotlight Edwin.

We gave nicknames to several of the people we met on our premier stay in the city. Edwin was dubbed "the babys daddy" because of his good looks, his innocence and his genuinely warm demeanor. It's been nice to see him grow over the years. He's confident, humorous and continues to be attentive to that special person he's with, as well as to his friends.

He is one of the people I look forward to seeing on every trip to Santo Domingo.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007


Speaking at a press conference at Santo Domingo's Clarion Hotel, NBA star Charlie Villanueva announced that he would like to represent the Dominican Republic in international competitions. Villanueva also announced that the team Dominican Power, made up of Dominicans residing in New York would play an exhibition game in the DR in August.

DP will be playing against members of the Dominican Basketball League. Villanueva is on the DP team.

Friday, May 04, 2007


With so many events going on during the Memorial Day Weekend it started me thinking about all the beaches, which started me thinking about all those hot guys on the beaches, which started me thinking about one of my fantasies......Sex on the beach. Whew!

top photos by Culver Photography

Thursday, May 03, 2007


Bringing up the rear (uh, no pun intended) for our look into Memorial Day events is the very first Salute And Holla. It will be held in the historic city of Santo Domingo, located on "Temptation Island" in the country of the Dominican Republic.

By now, readers know how fond I am of the country and its inhabitants. So, to give an unbiased report I'll simply stick to the information provided by Mario Sessions on his site.

Santo Domingo has a vivid nightlife, from cruise bars to discos that rival any you will find in New York or London. The only difference is that the clubs are packed with gorgeous Dominican men, kissed by the tropical sun. They are some of the friendliest and uninhibited men in all the caribbean. If you combine this with a famous cuba libre or Presidente beer you'll have an experience that can only be described as caliente!

(Okay, so I added my own flavor to the narrative. Couldn't resist)

Salute And Holla will offer a variety of events, including parties and a day-trip to the Boca Chica Beach.

Note: Passports are required due to new 9/11 security regulations and the peso is the national currency. To learn more about travel to SD, check out Tropical Desires Travel Info page and also peruse the archives.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007


San Juan Brothas is jumping off bigger, better and hotter than ever! With lots of new partners and friends, San Juan Brothas is going to set it off like it has never been done before.

The brothas in the 2(x)ist fashion show are gonna be HOT. There will be 20 events, live performances, water sports, Caribbean day trips and lots of treats and giveaways.

Don't miss out on what will be the sexist and wildest five days of your life! All of this is set against the backdrop of beautiful San Juan, Peurto Rico.

Note: English is spoken fluently in Puerto Rico and the dollar is used for currency. No passport required since Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007


They say variety is the spice of life and truer words have never been spoken as we approach the Memorial Day weekend. There is a plethora of circuit parties and destination events from which to choose. Over the next few days we'll examine those at tropical locations. If you haven't made plans, the time is now to make reservations and pack your bags! Let's begin in our own backyard, Miami.

Originally a one-day occurence, Sizzle has evolved into a 5-day smorgasbord of pulsating nightlife, sexy men in an atmosphere unparallel to none. For five days beginning on Thursday 24th May, 2007, party seekers from around the country will convene in sunny Miami, Florida celebrating life, Pride and liberty!

Residents and tourists alike consider Miami a lush, exotic paradise. Furthermore, Miami has proven to be extremely open and accepting of all cultures, ethnicity and sexual orientations.

Events will include fashion shows, The Queens of Comedy and much more.

Note: The cast and creators of BBoyBluesTheMovie will be on hand promoting the upcoming film.