Friday, January 08, 2010

My Day in Photos

Yesterday was a full day. Starting with the men out early trimming the trees. Then went to check out the new bakery, Sabor Frances, that opened around the corner from me. They have some delicious and flaky croissants. But no coffee. Huh?
Then later on that afternoon I had to go grocery shopping. I think I have found my new supermarket. It is the new Jumbo Luperon. Jumbo is a brand of supermarkets in the D.R. They opened a supermarket that they claim is the largest in the Dominican Republic. It seems that way. They have pharmacies, photo studio, western union and many other amenities. But the best is the almost American food court. Check out the Papa John's, Quiznos, and Burger King. I couldn't get the Wendy's in the picture. There is even an amusement park-like above the food court. Me gusta.
The weather has been very breezy and brisk. Especially at night. Many Dominicans are complaining about how cold it is. Now, it has been getting quite chilly at night, but we're talking upper sixties, not cold by any stretch of the imagination. I wish I had a hammock so I could sleep on the roof. Many people are dressing like my friend above. I will call him E. People are wearing jackets with scarves and hats. This picture of E was taken while we were inside. The best time of year here weather-wise. Cold, indeed.

View Gay Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in a larger map
After watching a video on YouTube, I have now decided to create my own Google Map. Along with the usual bar/club listings, I will include restaurants, spas, and other places of interest to the gay tourist. There are only a few things listed right now. But I hope to keep expanding it with more listings, and some photos and videos. Here's the link to keep up with my progress: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&ie=UTF8&hq=nueva+creacion&hnear=&view=map&ei=Sd9GS7W0FJH6ygS1rsXlAg&attrid=&msa=0&msid=117137536156148139697.00047ca31e06320cb6ea6&ll=18.472689,-69.9121&spn=0.037692,0.109863&z=14

18 comments:

M S said...

60! its 30 here with snow!

corvedacosta said...

hope u got rest after all that

Anonymous said...

Anthony, the map is (as J. would say) TERRIFICO! I have bookmarked it in my DR Favorites. The zoom feature makes it very readable.

I don't want to be presumptuous, but let us know if you'd like your readers to make suggestions of other places to add to it.

and Oh....Too bad E. is so shy (LOL).

Cheers.....George in SF

Monaga said...

George, suggestions are always welcome.

Thanks!

Eddie said...

Cold?! Chile, don't get me started! Mother nature is kicking our azz here this winter. Enjoy the nice weather there as the heat and humidity will certainly return. But that's too funny about the Dominicans with the coats and scarves. lol

LLLabeLLLLL said...

Your blog is my morning cup of coffee... Thanks so much.. Keep up the great work!

Curio said...

The map was an excellent idea and very helpful. Thanks for doing it.

Stephen W. said...

When i went to the Dominican on vacation last year i rented a car. I want to rent a car next time i visit to explore some of your listing. Thank you very much for this.

jh/fl said...

A little more about the grocery store please.Does this mean we don't have to bring food down on our upcoming trip?You know what we like to cook.

Monaga said...

There are many, many items that you can purchase here, but you have to go to one of the supermarkets in the wealthy neighborhoods. For Thanksgiving they had Butterball turkeys, canned cranberry sauce, stuffing etc.

John K said...

The map is wonderful.

Diandra said...

OMG! Jumbo I live!! Went to one last year in La Romana. Just came in from THE COLD to read all of this... SCARFS?! Those children don't want it... I also LOVE, LOVE the google map and I am so sure that you will include other goodies like locations of, I don't know... GIMNASIOS!!

Monaga said...

Gimnasios!

Very good suggestion, Diandra.

Lordsemorile said...

Loved the Idea of the map, Really cool! and helpful! I do live your blog I've been following it since I found it and it really is Great!
KEEP IT UP!!!

Anonymous said...

Embassies would be good. Also Cafe America and Charlie y Christian. A couple of the big department stores?
George in SF

Anonymous said...

Oops! Sorry, Antnony. I see US embassy and C&Y's are already there.
George in SF

Anonymous said...

The map is a super great idea but what about listing a couple of churches for those who Just might be interested in attending services...well done.

Monaga said...

Great suggestion. Thank you.