- Scott on Bakeries Cooking with Used Fry-Stand Oil?
- Russ Offord on Dia de la Virgen de la Altagracia in Dominican Republic
- Kate on Pasola Repair Experience – How To Make Your Scooter Really Scoot!
- Aaron Weil on Dia de la Virgen de la Altagracia in Dominican Republic
- chrissyw on Christmas Time in Jarabacoa
Culture & Customs
I heard that some bakeries (panaderías) in Jarabacoa make their bread with used oil from fast food fry-stands in town. I was told that the current rate for a 5 gallon tin of Crisco is about 1180 per can (about US$29.) … ← more →
Merry Christmas from Jarabacoa! Here are some photos of things I’ve seen around town this Christmastime. As a Gringo, it is interesting to see how Dominican’s spend their time and to see the different culture that surrounds el tiempo Navideño here … ← more →
The feeling in the air here in the Dominican Republic around the time of the presidential election of 2012 feels more like the excitement of people cheering for a sports team than hoping for a particular future president to win. … ← more →
Video of roosters fighting in the Dominican Republic. Forced Gallo Street Fight in La Javilla, Jarabacoa! I encountered this yesterday as I passed by on my pasola (scooter) on my way to have lunch at a comedor (a diner where … ← more →
It was pretty interesting today, like every January 21st in Jarabacoa, to see the religious culture of the Dominican people celebrating the day of the Virgin of Altagracia (the Virgin Mary.) Here is my story and some images of the … ← more →
Here’s an interesting legal fact about Dominican Republic birth certificates that I didn’t know before reading this article about Dominican-Haitian relations on economist.com. “In the DR, birth certificates are required for tasks ranging from buying a mobile-phone contract to attending … ← more →
Here are 2 video compilations I took of the Dragueo de las Alturas in Constanza, Dominican Republic the other week on October 29th-30th, 2011 at the Constanza airport drag race.
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I came across this website where someone made digital flash cards to learn Domincan slang words. I really enjoyed it.
What is Jarabacoa like? Here are several short Jarabacoa videos showing what life is like living in Jarabacoa.