I went on a tour of the Dominican countryside. Lots of things were learned. I enjoyed it. We rode a packed tour bus that was open to the air. We rode on many dirt roads.
Mom went horseback riding.
We learned about coffee and chocolate at Maria’s farm. We sampled some. We saw their house. It was tiny and pink. A lot of houses are tiny and colorful. I am awed by people not reacting poorly each day to not being rich. I think people are happier here.
I saw a cigar factory. I saw a sugar plantation. I saw how they squeeze cane juice out. They use a machine now. But a long time ago they used oxen.
Lastly, we visited a cave. It was interesting.
I liked acting like the Taino Indians.
The tour guide Sammy was lot of fun. I loved the opportunity to learn about the Dominican Republic. People are loving, appreciative, and fun to be around. I would like to visit again. Peace I think is more prevalent here.