Saving our Oceans: why we must and how we can
Mar21

Saving our Oceans: why we must and how we can

Michael McCabe served intermittently as Acting Country Director of the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic and Haiti from 2001 – 2006, and was responsible for training and supervising many staff and volunteers. He shared the story below to all incoming volunteers to show how little actions can add up to make a big difference. “Once upon a time, there was a man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of...

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Local Products & Gift Ideas
Feb11

Local Products & Gift Ideas

The Dominican Republic has a wealth of natural resources that local artisans and farmers turn into beautiful or delicious souvenirs. Many prices are open to negotiation. Just remember that the sale of souvenirs is the only income for many to support their families. AMBER Amber is a gemstone made of petrified tree resin, dating back millions of years. Due to the large quantity of amber mined here, Cabarete and the rest of the north...

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Cabarete Friendly Faces
Sep10

Cabarete Friendly Faces

FRIENDLY FACES AT CABARETE BEACH Street and beach vendors are a vibrant part of Cabarete life and culture. Although many unregistered and unregulated, these informal businesses are a large part of the local economy. It is the way in which many Dominican and Haitian locals earn their living. For tourists in the area, these vendors can be a nuisance, however, buying goods from these vendors is one of the best ways to stimulate the local...

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Bananas
Sep09

Bananas

The Dominican’s Superfood Around every corner in Cabarete, you will find vibrant yellow bananas hanging at the local “Colmados.” At 5 pesos per banana, you cannot leave this country without buying one of these fresh treats! But did you know that there are many varieties of bananas here that can be used for cooking and eating? There are many reasons to eat bananas. Bananas help the body create serotonin, which protects against...

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Meet Paul Roberts from Kaiceitos Circus
Sep07

Meet Paul Roberts from Kaiceitos Circus

Hometown/Country: London, Ontario, Canada Years in Cabarete: 11 How did you begin your career in circus arts? How many years have you been teaching others? 26 years ago I was the Assistant Mountain Manager of a small ski resort in Northern Ontario. The owner bought a circus program from former Ringling Brothers Circus performer Bobby Bates. He took me under his wing and got me started flying, teaching, and rigging. I have been...

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