john tiong chunghoo

Freshman - 1,288 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Travel Haiku - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic


Santo Domingo
i look for somebody to dress me up
as columbus

Santo Domingo
remnants of Columbus' dream
spread out in 12 blocks

Experience Caribbean history in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The capital city's 12-block Zona Colonial boasts the oldest cathedral, hospital, customs house, and university in the Americas. Visit the Alcázar de Colón, the palace built for Christopher Columbus's son Diego and his wife, King Ferdinand of Spain's niece. And at the Museo de las Casas Reales you'll find an array of colonial artifacts including weapons, armor, remnants of an 18th-century Spanish ship, and (allegedly) some of Columbus's ashes.

Submitted: Monday, August 11, 2008
Edited: Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Topic of this poem: travel


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