If I wrote the entire contents of my recent vacation in one post it would be much too lengthy. Therefore, I will make several posts over the next few days.
Of course when you visit Santo Domingo you can't help but view the historic structures in the Colonial Zone (regardless of how many times you have visited). Something that was painfully obvious to me on this trip was the filth in the streets and the unkept condition of many of the structures and businesses in the area (which appeared so attractive only 18 months ago). There is no doubt that the economy and the citizens of the country are suffering. I hope they are both able to have a rapid recovery once the Metro is complete and the government does not have to funnel so many resources into it.
all photos taken in the Plaza Espana area