Saturday, November 18, 2017

11 tips to stay cool without airco

It's hotAs summer is closing in on us and the weather has been unseasonably hot for this time of year, most people, both visitors and residents, are reaching for the air-conditioning control more often than they should despite the fact that those who spent a lot of time in an air conditioned environment become increasingly more intolerant of hot summer temperatures.

Add to that other issues caused by airco use like dry skin and increased effects of any illness that you may already be suffering from, and you’ll soon look for alternatives. The best way to deal with the heat is to let your body adjust to hot temperatures. To help you adjust without getting too hot and sweaty, we’ve put together a list of tips to help you stay cool without air-conditioning, be it during the day or night.

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Talking Dominican

Dominican WordsPeople thinking of visiting the Dominican Republic often ask whether it’s necessary to know Spanish while vacationing on this tropical island. The quick and easy answer is that if you are planning to stay in a resort and lounge on the beach for the whole duration of your holiday you’ll probably be totally fine talking in English.

But if you’re planning on getting out and about, being able to say something in Spanish will help you discover some of those amazing places you might never have found if you only spoke English. People tend to be much more open to those who try, even if your Spanish is virtually non-existent. But even those who speak perfect Spanish will find that Dominican argot can sometimes be confusing.

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Hidden gems in Santo Domingo

Typical street sign in colonial center of Santo DomingoA lot of visitors to the Dominican Republic fly into Santo Domingo before going onwards to their final destinations. Often people travel onwards straight away or might stop for an overnight stay in the colonial center of the capital city. But the city has so much more to offer than just the colonial center.  We’ve put together a short list of the main Santo Domingo highlights so next time you pass through you’ll have something to look forward to and break the monotony of travel.



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What are… gated communities?

Bahia de Arena is a typically gated community in CabareteGated communities are not so common in Europe and often people from there tend to think of gated communities as huge walled-in pieces of land with an impressive gate, enormous mansions and unimaginable luxury inside, with access to such communities only granted if you have a badge or something else to identify you as a member of the gilded club.

In the Dominican Republic, gated communities are quite common and range from the super luxurious to comfortable for people with normal pay-checks. The one thing these communities have in common is the prestige of living in one as well as other perks including tranquility and peace of mind.

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Getting married in paradise

Getting married in paradiseEvery year countless of couples from Canada, Europe, Latin America and the United States come to the Dominican Republic to celebrate their love while enjoying life in the sun in this beautiful country. A number of those also decide that the picture perfect background of white beaches and swaying coconut trees is the ideal romantic spot for them to tie the knot of marriage. But how easy is it to organize a marriage on a Caribbean island, where are the most romantic spots and what are the legal implications when getting legally married in the Dominican Republic?


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