Dominican Republic is the twenty-fifth country I visited. Planning for the vacation started as an all-guys trip to a Caribbean beach to celebrate our 40th birthdays, but when I started doing some research on Dominican Republic, I was utterly shocked to read that this was the country that Christopher Columbus had visited on every single one of his four voyages. This country has a lot of firsts—first cathedral, first university, first castle, first monastery and first fortress in the New World. Enjoy our memories and moments as you visit the individual cities below.
Dates visited: February 18, 2015 – February 20, 2015 Santo Domingo, founded in 1496 by Bartholomew Columbus (yes, he was Christopher’s younger brother), is a city of firsts—first cathedral, university, castle, monastery, and fortress in the New World. And all of this contained within a two square miles area called Ciudad…