When I was in the Dominican Republic for Mandy and Patrick's destination wedding, I took a day to travel the island. The wedding was in Punta Cana on the eastern coast and I rented a car so that I could travel from there to Santo Domingo, the largest city in the Dominican. As I wove my way through little villages, I was able to see a taste of their culture. I loved the slower pace of life, the conversations happening mid-day outside of local markets, and the beauty of the landscape. Santo Domingo is an amazing city with a whole lot of history, and I had a blast exploring the European-inspired streets in the Colonial Zone. Santo Domingo was the first colonized city in the Americas, and the area I visited holds many of the buildings built during that time. Here are a few images from my adventure.