Anthony Bourdain in Dominican Republic

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations on The Travel Channel – Season 9, Episode 9 – Dominican Republic. My favorite traveler-eater visits Dominican Republic.

The show originally aired on October 29, 2012. Bourdain visited my favorite place to go for a sandwich whatever time of the night or day it is, Barra Payan located on 13 de Marzo walking distance from Colonial Zone. He also visited Playa Rincon, Samana, Boca Chica, and El Cabito in Las Galeras. He ate Johnny Cake, Fried Salami, Fried Fish and Roasted Pork. He even went to Villa Mella for their famous Chicherones and he liked them! Hey Anthony! He said you should visit Dominican Republic for the beach, the food, the people and the food! Wonder how many Presidente Cervezas he had to say the food!

Do you recognize any of the people in the TV show? I do.

You can access the show and pictures at the here.

Musicia Tipica Video 1

This is a video or Musica Tipica played by our local street musicians. They play for you for a donation of cash. They are very nice men and they are always smiling and enjoying playing their typical music for locals and tourists. They can usually be found around the Parque Colon/ Columbus Park area and Calle el Conde.

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An example of our pictures.

A door located on Calle Padre Billini in the Colonial Zone

Trujillo – His Work and Dominican Republic 1936 Booklet

I was searching the Internet for some interesting information about Dominican Republic to write about. I found this historical book published in 1936. It talks about all the good things Trujillo accomplished in the beginning of his presidency. It shows his arrogance and many little points of propaganda he planted to make it seem that he was so wonderful. All the good he did with all the bad hidden from view to the outside. The video is an interview towards the end of his reign. You can see how peoples views of him had changed. All very interesting to note. These are located in The Internet Archives.

BY LAWRENCE DE BESAULT (Besault has published at least 17 different books and publications in 3 different languages)

This is an account of the career of Generalisimo Rafeal Leonidas Trujillo Molina, President of the Dominican Republic, and the accomplishments and development of the Dominican Republic under his leadership.


This book is dedicated to all those that love liberty, order, peace, progress and work.

Generalisimo Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina,
President of the Dominican Republic Frontispiece

Publication Information: Book Title: President Trujillo, His Work and the Dominican Republic. Contributors: Lawrence De Besault – author. Publisher: The Washington Publishing Company. Place of Publication: Washington, DC. Publication Year: 1936.

You can download this book or read it on line. There is also a Kindle edition

*Interview with General Rafael Trujillo 1961
This is a 40 minute taped interview with Trujillo. It is very interesting to watch. His look is so intense and he keeps looking away as if he is hiding something. He has his hair died to make him look younger.
Interview with General Rafael Trujillo 1961 – National Security Council. Central Intelligence Agency. (09/18/1947 – 12/04/1981). – This film covers an interview with General Rafael Trujillo of the Dominican Republic in which he responded to questions concerning his country’s relationship with Cuba, and the use of an intelligence service. He also answered questions on the Organization of American States (OAS) and U.S. economic sanctions.

This is a newsreel from USA World News that has a short clip “President Trujillo is inaugurated in Trujillo City, Dominican Republic, and reviews a parade

A little more information and history about Trujillo with links to other information at

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The Constitution of the Dominican Republic, proclaimed on Jan. 26, 2010, translated from the Spanish into English by Fabio J. Guzmán Ariza. This is the Constitution presently in force in the Dominican Republic. This is a Kindle book that you can read on the Internet or on your Kindle Reader. Right now the cost is $9.99.

The Constitution of the Dominican Republic

A Wedding in Haiti by Julia Alvarez is about three of her most personal relationships—with her parents, with her husband, and with a young Haitian boy known as Piti. (available in print or Kindle versions)

A Wedding in Haiti

A complete listing of all Julia Alvarez Books in English and Spanish available on Amazon.