The Lilting Merengue Sounds of the Dominican Republic

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Swaying palms, porcelain-white sand beach, twinkling turquoise sea laid-back Caribbean way of life, while listening to rhythmic sounds of merengue – a perfect way to enjoy your vacation. The Dominican Republic combines all of these enabling visitors to have an amazing holidays. More than a thousand kilometers of a coastline and Victorian gingerbread villas and houses make this beautiful country very attractive for honeymooners, families, Latin party maniacs and almost everyone who wants to spend a memorable vacation. The facts that the weather is just about perfect and that it is quite affordable, make the Dominican Republic a travel destination people tend to visit even more than once. The Dominican Republic villa rental agencies make it possible to travel to this lively country and even to settle down there. In fact, a lot of people dream about spending their lives in such astonishing country.

The culture and the cuisine of the Dominican Republic is an intriguing fusion of Europe, Africa and Taino. The Spanish colonists, Taino natives and African slaves have influenced the D.R. family structure, religion, food and music. Sancocho is a typical meal and it is a stew commonly made of seven different meat kinds. La Bandera (the translation is “The Flag”) is the most popular lunch specialty and it is made of read beans and meat on white rice. But, travelers would not make mistake if they order some other foods such as yuca, pastelitos, tostones, yam or batata or something like arroz con dulce/leche, frio frio, habichuelas con dulce, bizcocho dominicano or flan for a dessert. The tourism of the Dominican Republic is increasingly fueling the country’s economic growth, so the locals tend to be very friendly and pleasant, eager to help and communicate. Whatever you want to know or find, you just have to ask the locals politely and they would be glad to help you.

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