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BACANA MAGAZINE hotel occidental punta cana
BACANA MAGAZINE hotel occidental punta cana
BACANA MAGAZINE hotel occidental punta cana

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Hoyo Hicaco, the cenote of the Taino People

Hoyo Hicaco, the cenote of the Taino People

They are beautiful, full of mystery and magic at the same time. Cenotes are the most precious jewels in Punta Cana. They’re preserved by the tropical rainforest ecosystem; swimming into them is an adventure that no one should miss.

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Four decades of the Fusion Queen

It is hard to explain, but when you’re close to singer and songwriter Xiomara Fortuna, you can feel her strong personality surrounding yourself and filling the entire place. I felt that when we met at his colonial house in Gazgue. Her powerful but balanced temperament reminded me, by her style and her background, of the writer Tony Morrison, one of the most influential voices in favor of civil rights.

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The President Ramón Cáceres role

The President Ramón Cáceres role

The Dominican Republic has had eight democratically elected presidents in the last 90 years, including the current president Danilo Medina. Five of them have led the country for 78 years. Four others have assumed power just for short periods, such as José Rafael Molina Ureña, who was president for 30 hours in 1965, or Vice President Jacobo Majluta, who governed for 43 days, after the Antonio Guzmán’s suicide. So, there hasn’t been enough alternation in power due to the prolonged periods some presidents had, such as the 30 years of the dictator Rafael Leónidas Trujillo and the 22 years of Joaquín Balaguer.

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My Life in 3D

My Life in 3D

If we would have been asked at the end of the 70s if it could be possible a printer reproducing objects in three dimensions, just right after the first IBM computer came out and marked the beginning of a new technological era, definitely we would have replied: of course not.

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Bentley Continental GT Convertible

Bentley Continental GT Convertible

A luxurious and charismatic super convertible

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RD: the guest country for the Madrid book fair 2019.

RD: the guest country for the Madrid book fair 2019.

The journey of current Dominican literature

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Tones and colors

Tones and colors

The rush we live every day makes us look for homes in which we feel relaxed and full of peace. In eastern Zen culture, line, shape, space, light, and material are essential elements. The furniture design is based on simplicity and naturalness. It is crucial to preserve the natural wood color combining it with neutral tones, like white and gray or other colors, but always low-saturated.

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Sweet longing for canquiña

Sweet longing for canquiña

An extravagant wish is to have cravings for canquiña, which is a delicious candy that because of its popularity became a Dominican emblem. Lengthy with a mix of some flexible like gummies sections and other tougher, it is a candy that makes Dominicans remember their earliest childhood.

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Empathy, put yourself in my place

Empathy, put yourself in my place

It seems kind of trivial, but the phrase "put yourself in someone else's shoes" is a categorical affirmation which explains that only if you imagine being in someone else’s situation, is when you could realize the real problem they are experiencing. If not, then ask yourself how many times have you seen someone crying and, and even without knowing his reasons, have you felt identified?

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ACROYOGA

ACROYOGA

The art of flying in balance

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The science to control the biological clock

The science to control the biological clock

Like a perfect Swiss watch machine, our biological clock guides the physiological processes and behaviors that the organism carries out periodically at a specific time. A complicated mechanism we have in our brain and all our cells that makes our performance adapt to our rhythm. This is chronobiology, and it is more depth when linking the human organism actions with the night-day cycle produced by the rotation of the Earth.

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Cacata

Cacata

Don’t get bitten by a cacata

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AESTHETIC AND PHOTONIC MEDICINE

AESTHETIC AND PHOTONIC MEDICINE

Photonic Medicine is the most used resource by skin specialists today. Its progress over the last few years has achieved excellent results in a wide variety of treatments.

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New hair transplant methods

New hair transplant methods

Is it the aging or today's life stress? In the fateful Oracle of Delphi, hair loss does not forgive anyone. "Celebrities" are not an exception; there are many actors and actresses, athletes or TV characters who decide to take a step forward to fight their early lack of hair through the latest techniques.

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Bruxism: the awkward teeth grinding at night

Bruxism: the awkward teeth grinding at night

Maybe you have experienced it for yourself, or you may have suffered it by listening the involuntary gnashing of teeth from your partner's or children's in the silence of the night, a noise produced by the unintentional and mechanical habit of tightening the teeth. Something that is known as bruxism and that affects both adults and children.

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Chocolate Artisan

Chocolate Artisan

He grew up in Caracas, riding horses from the city to the cocoa plantations which let him know the smell from cocoa and his land. Venezuela history as the world's leading producer until the end of the eighteenth century had shown Moises Abraham Davidovits family the everlasting perfection about quality and quantity; being part of a productive and commercial sector that exported from eight to ten thousand tons per year.

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Promises and divine miracles of Christ of Miracles in Bayaguana

Promises and divine miracles of Christ of Miracles in Bayaguana

As a result of the Osorio historic devastation in the northern region of the Santo Domingo island, the population of Bayahá and Yaguana began, specifically in Puerto Plata, a long pilgrimage to establish the community of Bayaguana in 1606. It had a privileged geographical position in the Monte Plata province, Northeast of the country, which facilitated communication with the North and East towns. Additionally, it allowed exchanges of cultures, habits, traditions, music, and folklore. Now, what is the origin of the Christ of Miracles devotion?

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Pavel Nuñez

Pavel Nuñez

Mieses Burgos says in one of his poems that spring songs are the smell of the wet ground, the singing barefoot voices, and treetops sounds. Sort of bohemian, very similar to a contemporary juggler, Pavel Nuñez brings back those sounds to life through his guitar chords. His dedication, connection with the public, and romantic melodies have made him one of the most famous Dominican musicians.

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2 DAYS IN SALVADOR DE BAHÍA CITY

2 DAYS IN SALVADOR DE BAHÍA CITY

The northeast of Brazil differs radically from the rest of the country due to its climate, gastronomy and eclectic idiosyncrasy. Salvador de Bahía, the old capital of the Carioca country, is where you need to go since it combines tradition with the natural beauty of its beaches. Time stops, and the streets get filled with enthusiasm, colors, and rhythms when the city celebrates Carnival in February.

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SAFE INVESTMENT

SAFE INVESTMENT

In the last decade, Punta Cana evolution has brought huge investments, both financial and real estate, which has encouraged the opening of multiple services.

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La Isabela, It became the first city of the New World, by chance.

La Isabela, It became the first city of the New World, by chance.

Admiral Colon's second trip to the New World wasn't as he expected it to be. During a year he left forty men in Christmas Fort to establish economic and personal relationships with natives but instead of it, he found a destroyed settlement in his return. There was no option besides starting from scratch but setting the new city up in the same place was not convenient due to a new Taino attack, so he calmly explored the coast.

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The church had an evangelizing mission in the New World

The church had an evangelizing mission in the New World

When Christopher Columbus made his second trip to America, he founded the first city of the New World, La Isabela. He named it in honor of Isabel the Catholic, Queen of Spain, who gave him the supplies for his explorations.

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