March 1, 2017
Blogs, Social Media
My job can be a bit strange. For Best of Punta Cana, I write weekly (SEO) blogs and social media copy on daily life in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic. These blogs include local tips on where to sleep, which mountains to hike, where to eat the freshest fish and detailed descriptions of Dominican dishes and dance moves. And then to think I’ve never even been to the Dominican Republic! Luckily, I work with a fun and dedicated team of local entrepreneurs and project managers. Together, we brainstorm about new ideas and fun topics. I’ll definitely visit soon.
The nice thing about dominoes is that it’s such a simple game: anyone can play it. However, that doesn’t mean we actually see anyone play it. No, in all fairness, it’s mostly Dominican men. Loud groups of them, shuffling the stones around the table and SMACKING ‘em down. The sound of dominoes is a very familiar one in these streets!
Even though the game is simple enough to learn, some players are fanatic. They know what their opponents will play before even they themselves do. This way, a domino match can take hours of careful strategy and poker facing your fellow players. A cup of rum or beer in hand, and go. When time passes without noticing, you’re truly playing. Dominican dominoes is all about shrewdness, reading each other’s body language, and in some cases even gambling for a few pesos.
To read up on daily Punta Cana life, check out Best of Punta Cana.