Yarari means a "fine place" in Taíno language. This is then an attempt to create a fine place to discuss in English a variety of themes and social issues relevant to the multicultural community of Las Terrenas.
In Taino language Yarari means a fine place, not a perfect or unique place, but just a fine place to be at. The Tainos were the indigenous inhabitants of the island at the time that the Spanish Conquistadores arrived. The Tainos offered the Spanish a fine place, a place where lots of good things could have happened among the cultures that met however innocently, forcefully or disastrously. In Las Terrenas we have a rich mixture of cultures, ethnicities, nationalities, languages, backgrounds, educational and professional experiences among the 20,000 people living here. I invite you to use this fine place to explore, to respond and to suggest or challenge its content via your comments. Most of the topics discussed here will hinge on our common living experience in Las Terrenas (Dominican Republic) as a way to dialogue with the English-speaking or English-reading population in town. Other blogs on similar topics but in Spanish only are http://terrenero.blogspot.com, http://peninsulalt.blogspot.com and even http://misegundapersona.blogspot.com. Welcome to this fine place.
Creo en el diálogo y en la provocación generativa, la que permite la exploración, reflexión y crítica social, desde Las Terrenas, provincia Samaná, República Dominicana, el ombligo del país. Un abrazo!