Posted by: D. M. | January 29, 2010

Global trotting: The Dominican Republic

Global trotting: The Dominican Republic

Traveling is a passion of many. Whenever you get a holiday you plan for a trip to a wonderful destination. You simply pack up your bags and get ready for globe trotting. Dominican Republic is one of the most sought after destinations for globe trotting. This multi cultural nation is blessed with the rich wildlife. The country houses deserts, mountain peaks, cascading waterfalls and turbulent rivers, marshes, dense forests and the list is just endless. Dominican Republic is the home to wonderful places. So the globe trotters get ready to explore Dominican Republic’s amazing places with the help of theses sites. ( video)

The Dominican Republic forms the eastern two-thirds, and Haiti the remainder of the Hispaniola island, formerly known as Santo Domingo.In pre-columbian times the island was inhabited by Tainos, an Arawak-speaking people. In 1492 C. Columbus discovered the island and claimed it immediately for the Spanish Crown. It was then occupied by the usual ruling forces of that time, the Spanish and the French. The not so friendly colonizers reduced the Taino population from about 1 million to about 500 within 50 years.

Today Dominican Republic is inhabited mostly by people of mixed European and African origins. The African heritage is reflected most noticeably in the music, the merengue. The country is a main tourist destination of the region.

border countries: Haiti
related countries: France, Spain
related Caribbean islands: Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico

Experience another culture like never before while making a real difference in people’s lives. You’ll gain perspectives and insights into the local culture and yourself while working side-by-side with local people on community-led initiatives. Visit Dominican Republic !


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