"You are sitted in a restaurant..." Provincia de Puerto Plata Local Custom Tip by Franberu


You are sitted in a restaurant and nobody comes to you after ten minutes. Take a look around and when you see a server smile and say Ola. She will understand that your expecting her to come. Life in the Carribean is naturaly slow and everything will be done if God whishes so! You are taking holidays, adopt the beat of the South it will be much more carefull for your heart and everything will be better!
Most of the employees in Dominican Republic have learn at task. Their maners are not the one's of a high class restaurant in Boston! But don't be surprise if they bring you a pop with a straw covered with a part of the envelop, it is the way of doing things in DR.
If you want to experience the Dominican Meals you will be happy to taste a Sancocho or a zarzuela de mariscos. Rice and beans are called 'Abichuela' and you will find 'platanas' everywhere. Don't worry they have hygienic notions and you won't be sick. Avoid salads because somerimes they wash it with local water and your body is not familiar with it. It is one way to catch diahrea, the other being drinking with ice made with local water.

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  • Written Oct 4, 2002
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