I couldn’t pass on this opportunity to use the title of my favorite Hitchcock movie.
This is a road trip that not many Dominicans have made, and for me one that -metaphorically speaking – started in reverse 40 years ago. A two-way 1000 km-journey between the two farthest points in the country.
Driving through the cane fields, leaving the east.
My daughter is a champion. This isn’t anywhere near the longest trip she’s been on, and she’s always well-behaved. Santo Domingo in the distance.
Obligatory stop at Taveras for some boruga (curdled milk drink).
Vegetarian mofonguitos at Tipico Bonao, another obligatory stop. I am so stealing this idea.
Rice fields followed by foggy tropical desert forest. Night lights.
Food with family and long after-dinner conversation, great to catch up with everybody.
Trip to El Morro: rugged terrain and vivid colors.
I used to make a lot of long, meandering road trips before we had a kid, not so many afterward. It’s a great way to discover the country. If you live here, or visit, try and do that. And most importantly, try the food.
You’ll be amazed.