Ha, I bet you did not think that you would be learning some Spanish from Lady on a Roof, right?
Well, continuing on in my excursion through Santo Domingo, my cousin made a quick stop by El Malecón which basically translates to an embankment/boardwalk by the coast. I've been here so many times that I really did not take the advantage this time to take a lot of pics.
This is along the boardwalk in El Malecón. During this month, it is not only time for Carnival but also the celebration of the independence day which is this Monday, February 27th. As you can see above and in a lot of the pictures that I post, the Dominican flag is everywhere to commemorate specifically, the independence day.
From here, we went to La Zona Colonial, which is the oldest part not only of the city and of the country, but of all of the Americas! Here are some pics of the La Catedral de Santa María la Menor, the first cathedral built in the Americas. I have to literally RUN to catch a bus, so here are my favorite pics of and around the cathedral with little writing. Hope you enjoy them!!
Christopher Columbus, pointing to Europe. There numerous statues of Columbus pointing to a foreign land in some many cities, like the one Barcelona where he is pointing to the Americas.
So, did you know that many of the first establishments of the Americas were here in the Dominican Republic?
More postings on this historical island are to come!!