So Where is the Dominican Republic?

So, how well do you know the Caribbean?  Let’s start by answering this question: Where is the Dominican Republic?  I was quite taken aback when my friend asked me this question over a coffee break in London.

This is certainly one of the most beautiful countries in the world; also a hub for aviation and eco-tourism; yet she did not know where it was.

Anyhow, I went on to tell her at length about how the Dominican Republic was located next to the islands of St. Lucia and Guadeloupe in the Caribbean; and having studied Caribbean history, that is something that she should have been aware of.

Can you imagine my astonishment when she stopped drinking her coffee, looked me squarely in the eyes and told me very emphatically that I had no idea what I was talking about; because it is the island of Dominica that is located next to St. Lucia and Guadeloupe; not the Dominican Republic.

Now how could that be?!  Especially since she was a Caribbean History major in high school.  I totally knew the answer and this I told here very emphatically…OR, did I?

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