Blasts from the past. Original unedited versions.

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1992: To the Lighthouse!

“Columbus”, you’ll discover when you go to Santo Domingo, is right up there with “ay dios!” and “mierda” as the most popular, all-purpose expletive in the Dominican Republic. It takes just three days in Santo Domingo, city on the verge of a quintecentennial breakdown, before I, too, am tossing the C- word around like a native. (more…)