Okay my prayers were answered – in the past two days its dropped about 30 degrees and I finally able to get a good night’s sleep. Very frustrating past few days with the mini-heat wave and getting by with little to no sleep.
Catedral de Santa Maria la Menor
This is the Cathedral of Santa María la Menor in the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo. It is the oldest cathedral in the Americas, begun in 1512 and completed in 1540. We visited this cathedral while we were vacationing in Punta Cana. Santo Domingo is about four hours each away (by bus) from Punta Cana and we made a day trip out of it. It was a LONG day! However, in hindsight it was worth it to see the oldest church in the Americas – it also used to house the remains of Christopher Columbus who landed in Santo Domingo during one of his voyages to the new world.