Monday, March 08, 2010

Impressions of the Dominican Republic

Dee and I just returned from our vacation in the Dominican Republic.  It was our first time to the Dominican and we didn’t know what to expect.  Luckily for you, I used my keen eye to make some astute observations:
  • I thought there would be more baseball fields.
  • When asked how you are doing, they will accept nothing less than “excelente.”  “Good” or “bueno” will not be tolerated.
  • In the native language of the Dominican “Strawberries, cream” is actually strawberry jello in a tiny plastic cup.
  • I’m no expert, but the native language of the Dominican sounds an awful lot like Spanish.
  • I may have been looking in the wrong places, but I didn’t see anyone selling steroids.
  • Americans are fat, but so are people from other countries.
  • Dee and I were mistaken for Canadians several times.  I believe that is the Dominicans’ way of complimenting people.
  • Punta Cana is mostly windy and rainy with a nearly zero chance of sun.
  • The roads in the Dominican are as good as the roads in Chicago, which is to say: bad.
  • Everything is moist.  If it is not moist, give it a second and will be moist.


  1. I love the word moist. Just saying it, "mmmooiissst," makes me happy. -Brian

  2. It sounds like the Espanol but it really is their own language. There are lots of Dominicans here and I can never understand them. Its fair, they dont understand me either.

    Sorry about the rain...its been nasty here too for 4 days. :(