Universities in the Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic enjoys tropical weather – so expect it be fairly hot all year round. A wet season generally occurs around May, or towards the end of the year on the north coast. A down side of this tropical climate is that hurricanes and other such extreme conditions do occur occasionally.
Much of the region is mountainous, and the country is home to Pico Duarte, the highest peak in the Caribbean. The temperature is a little cooler in these areas. There are also areas of semi-arid desert plains, and of rainforest.
Getting around in the Dominican Republic can be a pretty unique experience. For travel in cities, there are guaguas, caro publicos or motoconchos – privately owned vans, taxis and motorcycles – which you can flag down at the side of the road.
Apart from the bikes, these are communal forms of transport, so you’ll be sharing with whoever else has piled in. For that reason, try and find one that’s heading in roughly the right direction in the first place.
Santo Domingo has a metro system, which currently only consists of one line, running from north to south. A second line is under construction, and four more are planned. The most popular form of public transport however, is the bus – which you can use both within cities and for longer distance journeys.
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