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Ray  & Loraine  

Ray & Loraine

Loraine giving Ray a lecture on the local botany and bird life.
Pastries Birding Eating Dancing

February 9th 2007
We discovered a nice pastry shop just a block west of the Hotel Duque, and that is where the Duffs, Braxtons and Millers headed early the next morning. The café con leche was superb. Then we loaded ourselves into a mini-van at the hotel and headed to the northwestern part of Santo Domingo (Altos de Galá area) to the Jardín Botanica Nacional. This garden (7.7 sq miles) has a 4-kilometer (2. ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Dominican Republic » Santo Domingo

Dominican Flag Explored and claimed by Columbus on his first voyage in 1492, the island of Hispaniola became a springboard for Spanish conquest of the Caribbean and the American mainland. In 1697, Spain recognized French dominion over the western third of the islan... ... read more
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