Someone brought a horse to school today. Not a wooden horse or a toy horse but a real horse, a chestnut mare, about 12 hands I would guess. Someone else brought a chicken and tied it to a tree by one of its legs. Two 13-year olds brought machetes. It was a sort of show and tell day! [Read more…]
Day Two of our Road Trip took us to Jarabacoa. Jarabacoa is a mountain-resort town, very popular with Dominicans and overseas visitors. The locals come here for the cooler weather in the summer, the tourist come for the adventure-sports.
The town is on the banks of the Rio Yaque de Norte, a fast flowing river that hosts a number of water-based activities. Rafting, canyoning, kayaking are all available to the adventurous. Jarabacoa is also the main starting point for various treks up Pico Duarte – at 3087 metres the highest peak in the Caribbean. None of these adventures was on our itinerary, but Jarabacoa was well worth a stop on our road trip.
They say that pictures paint a thousand words. Well, let’s see. We’ve just returned from a lovely 10 day stay in a holiday villa. I’ve got a lovely new camera so took lots of photos – so instead of lots of words and a few photos, here’s lots of photos and a few words about our stay in Casa Cornucopia. [Read more…]