The Dominican Republic

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* Imagine the sun beaming down on your face as you lay on beautiful, white sand. In your left hand is a Santo Libre (which is Dominican Rhum mixed with 7Up). All you can hear is the waves of the ocean clashing against each other. And in the back of your mind, you’re thinking this is the most relaxed I have ever been. Where are you? Well you’re in the Dominican Republic!!! The country known for its hospitality and friendliness, baseball, beaches, and the most amazing styles of music. * Luckily, my family descends from the Dominican Republic, so I’ve had a chance to visit. I recently conducted a research between 5 of my closest friends, and surprisingly none of them has ever visited the country, nor do they really know anything about it. * Now looking around the room, I have no idea whether you’ve been there or not. But I hope by the end of this presentation, it’ll be the place you’ll want to visit for your next vacation. * To give you guys a little history about the country, Christopher Columbus founded the island in 1492. The Spaniards fought many battles to keep the country away from the Haitians control. About 400 years later, through many political changes, it became a democratic nation and now shares the island with Haiti. * At this moment there are about 500,000 Haitians and Dominicans living in the Dominican Republic-more of the Dominicans of course- which makes the main language Spanish, but every now and then you’ll hear people speaking Creole as well. * Today the country is very popular for tourism. As you can see here on the map, there is water surrounding the land which makes the tourists mainly come for the beaches. The most popular places to visit are: Punta Cana, Puerto Plata, La Romana, and of course the capital of the country-Santo Domingo. * Many countries are famous for their art and literature, unlike The Dominican Republic which it’s recognized for its music and dance. You could say most Dominicans are born with music...
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