Visiting Beaches the Local Way

I am starting to pick up on something about the Dominican lifestyle…it seems that for the most part, people tend to go to the beach for the latter part of the day. At… Continue reading

A Tour of Ramirez Coffee Company

Coffee is one of my favorite beverages and I attribute it to my being part Dominican. Ever since I was little, I’ve been immersed in the coffee culture of that rich aroma and… Continue reading

Beer Etiquette in the Dominican Republic

I was fifteen years old when I enjoyed my first beer and it was the Dominican beer, Presidente. A refreshingly cold relief to the humid heat of the tropical island, this beer is… Continue reading

For a Local Beach Visit in Dominican Republic

Only a half hour drive from Santo Domingo, the capital city of the Dominican Republic, is a beach called Boca Chica. There are tourists that visit there, but for the most part you… Continue reading

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    Get a load of Eric's shell wreaths! He makes them from the sea shells we've collected here along the Mediterranean shores of Spain. From Xeraco to Denia, we have buckets of them and he keeps collecting and keeps creating these awesome, travel-inspired works of art. We live pretty light, so it's charming when living on the sea means having abundant access to the treasures of the Mediterranean. We love, appreciate and treasure her for it! Eric recently cooked up 'zucchini' as a pasta substitute to his amazing beef and vegetable ragout. It was so delicious! Do you have any creative ways you like to enjoy zucchini, or as our good Scottish friends call it, courgette? Finally! An amazing cocktail here in Denia - gotta admit, a good cocktail is in our opinion something rare here in our beloved Mediterranean town. Until this weekend, that is. Angelo of Chiringuito Mojito (our neighbor / beach bar), whipped up a fantastic beach version of a 'Greyhound'. He literally used a fresh, pink grapefruit, peeling it and blending chunks of it with a little bit of ice, just enough to chill it and create a juice. Then he stirred it in with vodka, and garnished with a large slice of melon, two strawberries, and the incredible monkey on a palm toothpick. Thank you Angelo! We loved it, loved it loved it! Ever created with sea glass? Eric loves creating art with his hands from what the Med surprises us with. Here's a close-up of the rainbow-colors of our growing stash of sea glass that we've collected from one of the gorgeous rocky beaches along Las Rotas, near where we live. Isn't it mesmerizing? Can you guess what Amalia made yesterday? She rarely cooks (and we mean never!), but her creative twist on this yummy Spanish summer fave turned out successful 😋. Some more pics of the amazing animals we met at the Valencia Bioparc. Click link in bio for the short video, Mondays in Valencia Be Like, and for the upcoming story and more photos of these incredible creatures.
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