Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Vacation Planning 101

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Taxi, Taxi!!

I have updated the Travel Info Page to include the contact information of Mr. Antonio Bautista. He owns a nice, air-conditioned taxi and will transport you from the airport to your hotel, or provide other transport services with courtesy and reliability.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Caribbean Easter Dish


2 pounds mashed potatoes (hot)

  • 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 3 tablespoons butter (or margarine)
  • 4 teaspoons corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 tablespoons sofrito
  • 4 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying

  • How to Make It
    1. Mix together the hot mashed potatoes, eggs, butter and 2 teaspoons of cornstarch. Set aside and let cool.
    2. In a frying pan, heat the olive oil. Add the ground beef and cook until no longer pink. Stir to break up the meat.
    3. Add the sofrito, tomato sauce, oregano and salt to the cooked ground beef. Mix thoroughly. Turn the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
    4. Spread a spoonful of the potato dough mix in the palm of your hand. Make an indentation in the middle and stuff it with the meat mixture.
    5. Cover the filling with more potato dough. Shape into a ball. Dust the ball lightly with the remaining cornstarch.
    6. Repeat until mix is used up.
    7. Deep fry the stuffed potato balls until golden (about 2 minutes).
    8. Remove and drain on paper towels.

    Monday, April 10, 2017


    The former Monaga Guesthouse is for sale after many years operating as The Foreigner's Club Hotel. It comes fully furnished, is in a good location just off The Conde and a few blocks from the Malecon, and appears to be a great investment opportunity for the right person. We would love to see it back in the hands of gay-friendly owners. Oh... the memories of the old Monaga. The good, the bad and the ugly. LOL

    Click HERE for details

    Friday, April 07, 2017

    Tuesday, April 04, 2017

    Cruising Santo Domingo

    Pullmantur Cruises promotes its Santo Domingo departures On Saturday, 8, 15, 22 and 29 April, Pullmantur Cruises's 720-cabin Zenith departs from Santo Domingo's Sansoucí, Port of Santo Domingo, for a first of many 7-night cruises through 2018.

    Santo Domingo is one of three ports where Zenith passengers can board or disembark during the Caribbean cruise. The others are located in St. Maarten and Barbados.

    The April 2017 trip itinerary is: Santo Domingo - La Romana – Philipsburg (St. Maarten) - St John's (Antigua) – Castries (St. Lucia) – Bridgetown (Barbados) - Santo Domingo.

    The Zenith then returns on 21 October for more 7-night cruises with departures on the 21, 28 October and 4 November. The itinerary for those departures is: Roseau (Dominica) – Bridgetown (Barbados) – St. Georges (Grenada) – St Vincent (Grenadines) – Santo Domingo
    Starting 11 November, the itinerary changes to 7-night cruises departing Santo Domingo with stops in Bassetterre (St. Kitts), Philipsburg (St Maarten), St. John's (Antigua), Castries (St. Lucia), returning to Santo Domingo. Using the same itinerary other cruises will depart on 18, 25 November, 2, 9 and 16, 23 and 30 December.

    The Santo Domingo Sansouci Port of Santo Domingo and La Romana Casa de Campo Port departures and returns make the cruise ship an attractive alternative for residents in the Dominican Republic wishing to get away from it all.