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SANTO DOMINGO & LA ROMANA TRAVEL GUIDE
What to eatChimichurri, or Chimi, a popular Dominican beef or pork sandwich, topped with cabbage, served with salsa at food trucks and street stands, and a dessert of Bizcocho Dominicano (rich Dominican cake with meringue icing).
What to bring backDominican instruments used for the island’s merengue music: the güira (metal scraper) or the tambora (two-headed drum). Or items made from the dried gourds of the higüero tree!
Fun FactSanto Domingo is one of the oldest European-settled city in the Americas. It was founded by Christopher Columbus’ brother, Bartholomew, in 1496, and the city’s Colonial Zone is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the presence of the New World’s first university, cathedral, castle, monastery and fortress.
Important InfoFor more information on all necessary travel documents, visa, taxes and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
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