Casa de Campo
The Casa de Campo is the largest park in Madrid. It is situated west of downtown Madrid and it gets its name Country House because it was once a royal hunting estate. Its area is more than 1,750 hectares, an amusement park, the Parque de Atracciones de Madrid, and the Madrid Zoo are located inside the park. In 1936–39, during the Spanish Civil War, the front lines of the Siege of Madrid ran through the Casa de Campo, the park can be accessed via the Teleferico, a gondola with pick up point inside the Parque del Oeste on the west end of Madrid. The drop-off point houses a restaurant with an overlook of Madrid, the trails crisscrossing the park that are great for running and mountain biking. A lot of the less frequented parts of the park showcase Madrids natural semi-arid beauty with red soil, the altitude is elevated just like the rest of Madrid with quite a few hills inside the park. The park has had a bad reputation of being place for prostitutes, most of whom are not Spanish, the complaints received at the influx of sex workers wearing little clothing has been denied police.
Due to the size, there is still problems but the volume is a lot less with different enforcement measures in place. Madrid Arena Madrid Zoo Parque de Atracciones de Madrid Parque de Atracciones de Madrid Zoo de Madrid Teleferico Google maps
La Romana, Dominican Republic
La Romana is the seventh-largest city in the Dominican Republic with a population estimated in 2010 at 130,426 within the city limits, of whom 127,623 are urban and 2,803 are rural. The city is capital of the province of La Romana. The name Romana comes from a balance that was used to weigh merchandise for export, santa Rosa de Lima is the patron saint of La Romana. The modern La Romana International Airport was opened in 1999, the city is near several other cities, such as San Pedro de Macorís and the national capital, Santo Domingo de Guzmán. The city of La Romana was founded in 1897 as an oil town, after 1917 with the construction of a large sugar-mill the economy quickly shifted to sugar production. In early 1960, Gulf and Western Industries, Inc. purchased the sugar mill, meanwhile, $20 million were invested to rebuild La Romana and build schools, clinics and other infrastructure for workers. Casa de Campo resort complex is the flagship of the La Romana All Inclusive Resorts area, built in 1975 by Gulf+Western to be the premiere destination in the Caribbean, it has lived up to the hype.
In 1984 Casa de Campo was purchased by the Central Romana Corporation which is co-owned by the Fanjul brothers, altos de Chavón is a replica of a 16th-century Mediterranean village located just minutes from La Romana. Upon exceeding the capacity of its port, the Central Romana Corporation built its new tourism focused port on the east side of the river, the platform on the western bank was renovated and the river channel was dredged to a depth of 10.50 metres. Inaugurated with the arrival of the vessel Costa Marina on December 2002, the port is a modern platform and harbor terminal, with a capacity for two large modern cruise ships. Today the new facilities boast two docking platforms, a 1,000 square metres passenger terminal and parking facilities which accommodate 24 buses. La Romana is not a typical Dominican town, instead, it is a company town and it is a town with nearly 100% employment, mostly in the tourism industry or with The Central Romana Corporation, the Duty Free Zone, or one of the service businesses there.
La Romana has been a town since the South Puerto Rico Sugar Company built the mammoth Central Romana mill in 1917. It was the sugar operation not taken over by Rafael Trujillo during his reign. From 1964 to 1967, the South Puerto Rico Sugar Company, including properties in Florida, Puerto Rico, in 1984, the Gulf+Western Corporation sold their stake in the Central Romana Corporation to a group of local and foreign investors which includes the Fanjul brothers. Gulf+Western acquired Consolidated Cigar in 1968 and shifted the Canary Island cigar-making operation to its Tabacalera de Garcia tobacco plant in La Romana. The Tabacalera de Garcia factory is one of the largest cigar factories in the world. Three world-famous brands are produced in La Romana, Montecristo, H. Upmann and this town is characterized by its tremendous influence in the countrys tourism programs
The Dominican Republic is a sovereign state occupying the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean region. The western one-third of the island is occupied by the nation of Haiti, christopher Columbus landed on the Western part of Hispaniola, in what is now Haiti, on December 6,1492. The island became the first seat of the Spanish colonial rule in the New World, the Dominican people declared independence in November 1821 but were forcefully annexed by their more powerful neighbor Haiti in February 1822. After the 1844 victory in the Dominican War of Independence against Haitian rule the country again under Spanish colonial rule until the Dominican War of Restoration of 1865. The Dominican Republic experienced mostly internal strife until 1916, a civil war in 1965, the countrys last, was ended by another U. S. military occupation and was followed by the authoritarian rule of Joaquín Balaguer, 1966–1978. Since then, the Dominican Republic has moved toward representative democracy and has been led by Leonel Fernández for most of the time since 1996.
Danilo Medina, the Dominican Republics current president, succeeded Fernandez in 2012, the Dominican Republic has the ninth-largest economy in Latin America and is the largest economy in the Caribbean and Central American region. Though long known for agriculture and mining, the economy is now dominated by services. Over the last two decades, the Dominican Republic have been standing out as one of the economies in the Americas – with an average real GDP growth rate of 5. 4% between 1992 and 2014. GDP growth in 2014 and 2015 reached 7.3 and 7. 0%, respectively, in the first half of 2016 the Dominican economy grew 7. 4% continuing its trend of rapid economic growth. Recent growth has been driven by construction and tourism, private consumption has been strong, as a result of low inflation, job creation, as well as high level of remittances. The Dominican Republic has a market, Bolsa de Valores de la Republica Dominicana. and advanced telecommunication system. Nevertheless, government corruption, and inconsistent electric service remain major Dominican problems, the country has marked income inequality.
International migration affects the Dominican Republic greatly, as it receives, mass illegal Haitian immigration and the integration of Dominicans of Haitian descent are major issues. A large Dominican diaspora exists, mostly in the United States, contributes to development, the Dominican Republic is the most visited destination in the Caribbean. The year-round golf courses are major attractions, the island has an average temperature of 26 °C and great climatic and biological diversity. The country is the site of the first cathedral, castle and fortress built in all of the Americas, located in Santo Domingos Colonial Zone, a World Heritage Site. Music and sport are of importance in the Dominican culture, with Merengue and Bachata as the national dance and music