Another visit to the Dominican Republic

I had a chance to visit Santiago de los Caballeros once again during the middle of February. This was another quick business trip so I didn’t have lots of time for sight-seeing, but I did take a few photos.

Luckily I wasn’t driving, but had a very experienced local driver on call. This was a common sight through the front windshield of his SUV. Dozens of motorcycles and motorbikes, some of them had engines as small as 75cc. Compare that with 1200cc common on the roads in the US.

One afternoon we had a couple of hours free to take a walk and explore a close-by neighborhood


We strolled through one residential neighborhood. Colorful flowers lined most of the streets. I couldn’t name have named them.

And even some Stained Glass decorations.


The walls around the homes varied from good trimmed landscaping to razor wire topped fences, or guarded by dogs.

Almost every intersection has some street vendors with fruit or vegetables for sale.
Here we find Pineapples and Mangos on one corner, across the street was “home”! Since it was time for lunch, we opted for the Colonel.


Drinkable water is at a premium, If you are in the Dominican Republic, or any other place don’t take a chance with local water. Here is one place that bottled water is a necessity.

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About Mike

I'm an avid bicyclist, that also enjoys Kayaking, Nature Photography, Cross Country Skiing and Geocaching. There's nothing more boring than sitting indoors in "good" weather.
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One Response to Another visit to the Dominican Republic

  1. Donna says:

    If you drove in Santiago every day, would you get used to it? Or get gray hair at age 20?

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