Saturday, October 15, 2005
It is always good when I have people here at the apartments that I genuinely like. That's the case this weekend. Everyone staying here I really like and they are very, very supportive of me. Today we went for a ride. Just drove around the whole city and took some pictures.
Upon finishing our little sightseeing tour we found this most charming store located in the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo. The store is called Basquiat. It has the all kinds of items for the home, and many other knicknacks, rugs, art, lamps. You name it, they got it. But what I really like about it are the prices. They are very reasonable. If you are looking for something different to take back as gifts, or looking for a lamp that could double as a piece of art, then Basquiat is the place you should definitely check out.
Basquiat is located on Calle Las Mercedes #157, near Calle Maria Hostos. Las Mercedes is one street over from El Conde, the same street that ARENA is located on.
The place is owned by an Italian gentleman, and run by this charming Cuban woman. They don't speak much English, but most of the prices are quoted in dollars. This is the type of store that they need on El Conde, though it would be at home on any smart shopping street of any major city in the world. It is beautifully designed and the building itself has been lovingly restored. Is this a rave, or what?
Check it out and you will be very pleasantly surprised.
Calle Las Mercedes #157 (near Calle Maria Hostos)
Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo