Santo Domingo and Dominican Chocolate

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic is a city of culture and history. It is the oldest city in the New World, founded by Bartholomew Columbus (son of Christopher) in 1496. The historic Spanish architecture in the Zona Colonial with tropical flora and hot humid nights are uniquely Caribbean. I explored the Zona Colonial—the old Santo Domingo—with Tequia […]

Drinking, St. Kitts’ Style

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Rum, the spirit of the Caribbean. Almost every island makes its own rum, including St. Kitts, and every bar will tell you their rum punch is best.  For the uninitiated, rum punch most often has a combination of dark or amber rum, passion fruit, pineapple, orange and fresh lime juices, angostura bitters and fresh nutmeg.  […]