Roadtrip (Part 3): Santiago and home

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Concluding the tale of our recent Roadtrip.  From Jarabacoa we travelled north to Santiago de los Caballeros.  Santiago is the second city of the DR. Leaving Higher Salto Jimenoa and Jarabacoa behind, the journey of 40 miles took us first back down the mountain road to the Duarte Highway, then northward..

Drivers in the DR at unbelievably impatient.  Horns are honked at the slightest delay.  Gaps too small to fit a bicycle are suddenly occupied by two cars.  Traffic lights seem largely to be advisory, not obligatory. So driving in a big city – in the rush hour, was a scary prospect. [Read more…]