Dominican Republic Island Pictures

These pictures are from Boca Chica and the city of Santo Domingo. Boca Chica lies east of the city and airport, and this is where the Hamaca Coral resort was located.

Downtown Santo Domingo has a historic area - called Zona Colonial - which dates from around 1500 or so. Columbus discovered the island of Hispanola, so many of the buildings were built by the Spanish after he discovered the Americas.

The town we stayed in<p> One of the many vendor stands in the town A cool building in Boca Chica
The town we stayed in

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One of the many vendor stands in the town A cool building in Boca Chica
The town has some poverty A local motel near our resort A spear fisherman after a days work
The town has some poverty A local motel near our resort A spear fisherman after a days work
Looking down a street near the bay A local wades in the bay One of the streets in Boca Chica
Looking down a street near the bay A local wades in the bay One of the streets in Boca Chica
One of the many shops in town Markus looks over our flat tire The flat tire in close-up
One of the many shops in town Markus looks over our flat tire The flat tire in close-up
Jay changes the tire One of the buildings in Zona Colonial The facade of the mausoleum
Jay changes the tire One of the buildings in Zona Colonial The facade of the mausoleum
Inside the mausoleum Looking out the mausoleum entrance An alter in the mausoleum
Inside the mausoleum Looking out the mausoleum entrance An alter in the mausoleum
Eternal candles in the mausoleum Guards (and Markus) at the mausoleum One of the many building markers
Eternal candles in the mausoleum Guards (and Markus) at the mausoleum One of the many building markers
A cool looking building decoration One of the cannons at the fort An old building near the fort
A cool looking building decoration One of the cannons at the fort An old building near the fort
A ivy-covered building in Zona Colonial Brian poses near a cannon A sign showing the age of some of the buildings
A ivy-covered building in Zona Colonial Brian poses near a cannon A sign showing the age of some of the buildings
A view on the Alcazar de Colon This palace was built by Columbus' son Looking down one of the streets on Zona Colonial
A view on the Alcazar de Colon This palace was built by Columbus' son Looking down one of the streets on Zona Colonial
One shop served ham - here they are hanging from the ceiling Markus girlfriend poses
One shop served ham - here they are hanging from the ceiling Markus girlfriend poses