Saturday, February 19, 2011

Santo Domingo

Last weekend we went to Santo Domingo, the capital of the DR. It was quite the experience. We took a bus to get there which takes about 2 or 3 hours. There were some Dominicans behind me playing guitar and singing in Spanish. They were pretty good....if only I understood the lyrics.

Once we got there we got to tour the city. We met up with Rosario's daughter and her husband who speaks English well. He described to us what all the significance of a lot of the building were. Half of the tour we just rode around in his truck and looked around but then half of it we would stop and walk around.

Here are some pics!!

this is the house of Columbus' brother who lived and ruled in Santo Domingo....I think. It's historic, that for sure

Selling hats to tourists, Stef tried to convince me to buy one.

Old weapons! The gun was as big as me!!! and the sward is SWEET!!

Around lunch time we hung out at around this courtyard that had tons of birds hanging out. You could buy food to feed them or just fun in the pack of them to make them all fly up for a few seconds...this is what most of the kids did. It was fun to watch them play and get scared all at the same time!

Last one!!
Dominican White House...except that the President doesn't live there.

Well folks there are some more glimpse of my life. Happy viewing!

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