Dominican Republic

Hi Folks! After a couple of months since this trip and redesigning process of my website, there’s a time to present first post on the blog. Traveling is one of my passion, and that’s why since this journey I’d like to start sharing with you photos, video clips and my thoughts from different adventures …

In January 2016 I’ve got a pleasure to see the Dominican Republic. On the internet, we can read that this place is a sovereign state occupying the eastern five-eighths of the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean region. The western three-eighths of the island is occupied by the nation of Haiti, making Hispaniola one of two Caribbean islands, along with Saint Martin, two countries share that. Both by area and population the Dominican Republic is the second-largest Caribbean nation after Cuba.

The Dominican Republic has two completely different sides. In the south of island is a peaceful atmosphere with many great laguna beaches. In the north there is an ocean with big waves and great surfing spots.

This country is colorful and happy, but there are two sides to the story. Luxury hotels vs the real Dominican Republic… If you’re going to go to some places inside island the environment is going change (180-degree turn). It’s funny that many people inside resorts think that whole country looks like … resort? Reality can be completely different. For sure people are similar, but a smile on a face is not existing all time and also in many places you can see the poorest of the poor. Personally, I recommend to spend some time inside the Dominican Republic to see other cities, gather knowledge about culture, check all sides of this fascinating Caribbean island and feel a real atmosphere of this place. But watch out for the military patrols which are stopping your car, having big rifles and asking for … cigarettes. For me, it was absorbing experience.

I’m sure I need to go back in future to the Dominican Republic to check places and spots which I haven’t seen during my first visit in this beautiful place. Highly recommended!