Keeping it short here, since the mobile phone isn’t the ideal device to write on.
I went drawing with some other sketchers yesterday, both instructors and participants of the Symposium (which has not started yet, but most people have arrived by now). Santo Domingo is very hot, but we managed to find a nice spot in the shade under a tree. Some local guys were very interested in what we were doing, they were looking over our shoulders, chatting with those of us who speak Spanish (not me), and afterwards they showed the way to a nice chicken place where we had lunch.
An incredibly nice sketching start to this trip. 🙂