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David Paul Appell's Blog – August 2013 Archive (2)

The Quintessential Latin Street Game: Dominoes



I’m based in Miami, Florida these days, and both here and on my travels down to Latin America – and especially in and around the Caribbean — I regularly come across a board game that I had just a glancing acquaintance with growing up. Dominoes have been around for literally millennia, of…

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Added by David Paul Appell on August 27, 2013 at 7:33am — 2 Comments

Mamajuana, the Dominican Republic’s Boozy Cure-all

As I travel around the Caribbean (and to some extent this is true in Latin America, too), I find nearly every island has some kind of homegrown hooch (often rum-based) that purports to be “medicinal” (and sometimes certainly tastes the part), often  including revitalizing, curative, and even aphrodisiac qualities. And if you visit the…

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Added by David Paul Appell on August 11, 2013 at 3:31pm — 2 Comments

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