The Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is a country on the island of Hispaniola, in the Caribbean. It covers about two-thirds of the island. In the west it borders Haiti, in the east is the island of Puerto Rico. Although we have been to the Caribbean already several times we forgot how hot and humid it can be. …

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Hoogeveen is a small town (with about 55.000 inhabitants) in the eastern part of the Netherlands, close to the German border. The fact that Hoogeveen “originated” from peat is noticeable when you walk through the town. You will find traces everywhere. Many canals were dug in the Golden Age to transport the peat to the …

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