Constanza, Dominican Republic

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A mountain region north-west from Santo Domingo. One of the specialities in Constanza is strawberry cultivation.  January 6. 2011

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 21,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 5 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

Put on your walking shoes!


 This is Katja exploring the mountain regions of Dominican Republic. Jarabacoa to be more precise.

According to rumours she is right now doing another trail on a different continent!

The children of Simon Bolívar!



 A boy and his sister standing at the door of their house with daddy!  Santo Domingo/ Dominican Republic.


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Simon Bolívar and sunflowers


 Simon Bolívar. One of the poorest “barrios” of Santo Domingo named after the liberation hero. Conditions are worse than bad.

The president’s wife is leading a project in the slum area. The most visible change has been paintings of sunflowers on the walls of some houses!

The hula-hoop!

 Pleased with herself playing skillfully with the hula-hoop.. just like any young girl around the world. Though she happened to draw a blank in the life lottery growing up in one of the poorest slum areas in Santo Domingo, Simon Bolívar.