Rarely translated, few Dominican literature novels make their way across the Atlantic. The writers that cannot be ignored are Jose Joaquin Perez and Salome Urena de Henriquez, both from the end of the 19th century. They are the founders of the Dominican Republic's national literature. The author of 'Enriquillo', Manuel Jesus Galvan deserves a mention. Dominican cinemas are not crowded, unless an American film is showing.
Fish and seafood dishes such as squid are available in all of the restaurants here.© Carlos Rodrigues / EASYVOYAGE
Bandera is a typical dish consisting of white rice, red beans, and stewed meat served with salad and fried plantain bananas (platanos fritos).© Carlos Rodrigues / EASYVOYAGE
Lobster and crayfish are also readily available but, for economical reasons, fried chicken is the most popular food, whilst rum is the most popular alcoholic beverage.© Carlos Rodrigues / EASYVOYAGE
Mango, orange, banana, guava, passion fruit, soursop: there is something for everyone!© C. Hiltgen / EASYVOYAGE
The Dominican Republic has excellent eco-friendly coffee plantations, such as La Mamie.© Carlos Rodrigues / EASYVOYAGE