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LED BLACK’S DR TRAVELOGUE

A few weeks back we began posting what was innocently enough our editor in chief Led Black’s Dominican Repúblic Travelogue. He had recently traveled to the D.R. for the first time in three years to visit his family down there. What he wrote caused quite a stir within our community of readers. His very funny seven part travelogue will give you an inside look into the sometimes wacky cultural sphere of Dominican culture. Here are all the posts and their comments all in one spot. Now that you’ve had a chance to read all seven parts, please leave us your comments. We hope you enjoy! [-R]

DR TRAVELOGUE | PART 1 | THE PLANE RIDE

DR TRAVELOGUE | PART 2 | THE PLANE RIDE CONTINUES

DR TRAVELOGUE | PART 3 | ESPERANZA: THE ARRIVAL

DR TRAVELOGUE | PART 4 | ESPERANZA: LA CASA DE MAMA

DR TRAVELOGUE | PART 5 |  DOMINOS

DR TRAVELOGUE | PART 6 | THE RESORT

DR TRAVELOGUE | PART 7 | EL FIN

DR TRAVELOGUE | PART 8 | P.S. I LOVE PLATANOS

 

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    Nice poem. Here is something I wrote: (I am no poet, but I got inspired by the Platano poem)

    “Dominican-Americans”

    Dominicans come in so many different shades that to see us together is a delight!
    Maroon, beige, pink and purple, chocolate, blue and white

    Dominicans’ rhythm and rhyme comes Africa, Europe, Native Tribes;
    And so many other groups… that it would be hard to describe

    Dominicans… struggling just to survive;
    Decided to leave home and cross the Atlantic Sky

    Determined to get their piece of the American Pie;
    Some decided to face La Mona and it was suicide

    Dominicans came to the U.S. by the few then by the hundreds;
    Some in jets, boats even dungeons

    From sun up to sun down
    They toiled in factories all over town;

    These Dominicans had dreams of returning to their homeland,
    While they planted seeds in a strange land

    Their children went to school then college;
    In order to attain sufficient knowledge

    Now these Dominican-Americans are brokers, engineers, lawyers;
    Doctors, teachers and plumbers

    Other Dominican-Americans joined the Army, Navy… The Marines!
    To live PROUD and achieve the American Dream

    Dominican-Americans maintain Dominican Republic in their hearts and the United States in their mind;
    While they strive to achieve great heights

    It seems now that our parents’ dreams and sacrifice;
    Will one day materialize

    Today I would like to tell you that Dominican-Americans are here to stay;
    And we are growing stronger… everyday!

    ¡Onward! ¡Upward!

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    Adrialis Aquino

    I loved it. Como quisiera una vestida de novia ahora mismo. Gracias por compartir tu hermoso viaje con nosotros.

    Adrialis

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    No Doubt

    I just happened to stumble upon this site… I know I’m a bit late but this entire Travelogue was mad funny…thanks for the laughs

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