The Dominican Republic is a diverse mixture of different influences from around the world. The Dominican people and their customs have origins consisting predominately in a European cultural basis, with both African and native Taíno influences.
The Dominican Republic is a country located in the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean region. It occupies the eastern five-eighths of the island, which it shares with the nation of Haiti making Hispaniola one of two Caribbean islands, along with Saint Martin, that are shared by two sovereign states.
Some Local foods:
La Bandera Dominicana (the traditional Dominican lunch meal consisting of white rice, stewed beans, braised chicken or beef and salad, Sancocho (A traditional soup consisting of large pieces of meat, tubers and vegetables), Tostones Mangú (Plantain Mash).