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I came across this website where someone made digital flash cards to learn Domincan slang words. I really enjoyed it.
Here’s a couple of videos from Jarabacoa showing the process of ‘felling’ coconuts from a tree after climbing it with a machete then drinking the water and eating the coco flesh inside. What a hoot. It was such a cultural adventure! Continue reading
Here’s a video of kids excitedly gathering fruit from a tree in Jarabacoa that some men were trimming or harvesting fruit. The whole barrio was in on it! I am told they are “limoncillos” (literally translated: ‘little lemons’ but are called “Spanish lime” or “honeyberry” elsewhere.) Continue reading
This is a time lapsed view of the mountain where Jamaca de Dios residential development is located using Google Earth and satellite imagery. Jamaca de Dios is the road going up the middle of the photographs. The road to the right, I was told is the ‘Marte’ development. To the far right is Mogote mountain, which is a great morning or afternoon excursion in Jarabacoa, to hike up and down (bring water and snacks!). Continue reading
“E’ jarto k ‘toy!”
Here are a couple of replies that I received from Dominican nationals and/or expats: Continue reading
During the motocross race in Corocito, Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic on July 10, 2011, a helicopter ambulance landing kicked up quite the dust storm. The hill where it landed was packed full of spectators… ‘eating dust’. I believe that a racer was injured when he fell off his bike and got run over by another motorbike driver. Watch the video here. Continue reading
By Dawn Offord.
Men with guns (stationed to protect the people in our Jarabacoa hotel) greet us first thing in the morning, followed by shoeshine boys, eager to make our shoes look better, stationed beside dogs sleeping in the shade of magnificent old trees. Other little boys, telling us how hungry they are, gladly accept our Continue reading
By Kate Sponsler.
I lived in Jarabacoa for 9 years between 1999 and 2010. There are various options for personal conveyance around the town, including on foot, mule, horse, moped, scooter, motorcycle, motoconcho, 4-wheeler, dune buggy, gator, private or public car, taxi! Though, once I got myself on a motorbike, that was the only transportation for me!
Upon my arrival to the Dominican Republic, I had never ridden on a motorcycle or even seen one close up. Since mechanically-propelled two-wheeled transportation is the preferred method in and around Jarabacoa, it was not long before I was initiated into the “motorbike passenger” role. Continue reading
By Trish Lutter.
Pausing a moment to reflect on what my experience in Jarabacoa meant to me causes me to desire more time to muse for it’s near impossible to have to squish it all into one box of text -the sights, the smells, the sensations- that this village offered me. Yet, I desire to share these feelings so that Continue reading