Botanical Garden, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
I’ve been reflecting on this blog and what secrets to share as the year draws to a close, and one of the key pieces of wisdom I can share with you now. Here it is: I learned from a quiet shopkeeper in Puerto Plata, the Dominican Republic, that whole cultures are made and supported from art scraps.
Puerto Plata is a city on the north side of the island and just a few hours from the Haitian border. Christopher Columbus settled in Puerto Plata, founding the first European-American colony in this very region. So as a traveler I walked on historic ground and wondered deeply about how cultures survive for centuries… continue reading