Nothing beats the feeling you get when you step off the plane in Dominican Republic and get a good whiff of the smell in the air! I probably book my trips to return just for the smell of the island.
I’m not one who commits to my new years resolutions but something different happened in 2016. This year I promised myself to step out of my shell and try something new. This year I was turning 40 years old and I started to reflect on my life. Although I have soo many things I’m proud of there still another 40+ years of life I want to live that’s a bit different from what I’m used to. I’m usually shy and the last person to seek attention. So how do you start behaving the opposite of that? Start a blog and post many many pictures of yourself! Of course! So now its December and as I spend a few days in La Romana, Dominican Republic, I can’t believe how much I’ve grown and changed. The beautiful setting in paradise was the perfect place for me to be in and reflect on this year as it ends. What I’ve learned is that no one cares if you jump, scream, dance, sing….etc… seriously…just live your life. Do what ever it is that will put a smile on your face and makes you feel good about yourself.
When we think of rulers of nations we think of men, but Anacaona was the Cacica (chief) of Xaragua in the southwest region of Hispaniola. The Taíno translation of her name is “golden flower” and she came from a long line of caciques. She ruled Xaragua equally with her brother, Brohechío. Her husband, Caonabo, ruled a nearby territory, Maguana. They were two of the top five