Whew! Now that I’ve finally finished posting all the Dominican blogs, here are a few final links and miscellaneous tidbits.
Here’s my entire Flickr set from the trip, which includes many photos ne’er before seen here on the blog.
Would you like to know where exactly all those long bus trips carried me? I made a basic map of the distances we traveled:
If you’d like to go through and read the posts in some kind of order:
- Here is every single Dominican Republic post
- Here’s the very first day of the trip
- Here’s the post for the last day of the trip
If you just want highlights, here are two of my favorite days of the trip:
- The day when we boated around to gorgeous remote beaches
- Our day of wading, sliding, and leaping through waterfall canyons
And one final comment, which didn’t fit in anywhere in the blogs, but which is very useful nonetheless: there is one marvelous bit of Dominican slang that has fully insinuated itself into my Spanish repertoire. This useful word is un chin, pronounced /tʃin/ (rhymes with “sheen”). This means “a bit /a small amount,” and is synonymous with the more common Spanish un poco. You can also say un chin chin, to mean “a teeny tiny bit.” Wikipedia tells me that the word may have been borrowed from an African language, although it does not specify which or when. A fine and handsome word.
¡Gracias por tu tiempo, y espero que te alegrara el día un chin!