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Domenican Rupublic Essay

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Hello or “hola” in the Dominican Republic, that’s a very good place to start.
Culture is very interesting in the Dominican Republic; Native tribes make bone, amber, coconut husk, and horn jewelry which is very beautiful. Other artists in the Dominican Republic use clay, porcelain, hemp, and guano to make both decorative and religious figures. Bright and colorful artwork is produced in this country. Other than art they have amazing food. The most common ingredients are rice, beans, meat, and seafood. Traditional ingredients consist of yucca, plantains, and potatoes; African recipes use similar ingredients. The most common food is La Bandera or “The Flag”, made with meat, rice, and red beans. ...view middle of the document...

Dominican Republic has a few damaging environmental issues. Water shortages are a big problem that we have had here in Georgia with Lake Lanier. What is the problem though? Well supplies can suddenly dry up and you will not have water to drink, bath with, etc. This problem doesn’t really occur much in big hotels but in local communities it can happen more commonly. These droughts reduced river levels causing a drop in supply in water. Another problem is soil erosion. Soil erodes into the sea and damages the coral reef. This buries fish eggs. This can kill habitats and fishermen’s careers. By killing careers, you are killing the economy and fish market! This is persisting problem that puts a negative effect on the country. If this keeps happening it will put the economy down the pooper. Also, there is a deforestation problem where people are clear-cutting forests. This kills habitats and is destroying a big source of oxygen, a resource we need to live! Deforestation is destruction of vast areas of forest without planting new growth. This is a big problem since it is turning the rainforest into a dessert with very unhealthy soil. This happens when a person clear cuts the forest area to plant crops and then after a year or two the wind carries the topsoil off. The subsoil- a layer of the crust that is very bad for farming- is left, so they can’t grow things there anymore so they clear cut another area and the process continues until (my prediction is) that there will be little forest and it will become hard to breath or the forest might be completely clear-cut.
The Dominican Republic is a pretty cool place when it comes to points of interest; let me introduce you to some of them. Santo Domingo is the capital of this country; it is also the largest city. It is the oldest permanent European settlement in the new world. A hurricane came rolling in and demolished the city, well at least most of it in 1930. The National Cathedral was built there in 1514 and is the oldest church in the new world. Some records show that Christopher Columbus who died in 1506 was taken and buried in the capitals church in the early 1540’s. But no one actually knows. Today the city is modern with but of course modern things inside. Parque Independencia is a beautiful historic location that resembles sacrifice some leaders made so that their people would be free from Haitian control. La Obelisca Is a monument located in ta busy highway area in the capital and is a memorial to Hermana’s Mirabel, three sisters who opposed the dictator Rafael Trujillo and were murdered. The painting was done by...

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