Last week, I went on a field trip with my daughter's class to Santiago, a city about 45 minutes to an hour from here. It is the second largest city in the country after the capital, Santo Domingo.
The first place we went was to a large monument dedicated to the Heroes of the Restoration of the Dominican Republic. There were large displays, paintings, and statues of people who fought for the country's independence in the 1860's. Plus fun figures of people who lived at that time.