Coffee, Rum, Cigars etc… the Dominican Way

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Wait…

Rum and coke?! Already!!?

But… It’s only 9..no 9:30..10 AM !!

What.. is that a handle of rum? (bleary-eyed)

And that my friends, is how our culture tour of the Dominican Republic started.

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This lovely truck here? Picked us up around 8 or 9? It was way too early for us…

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We got to see how they hand-carve limestone sculptures and this chess set here…

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My favorite part? Watching this woman crush coffee beans.

It also tasted amazing so I ended up buying a lot of coffee and fresh cacao from her afterwards.

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En route to some LUNCH! Give me all the Dominican fare, please!

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I love the giant hut and wooden chairs. Feels so authentic (even though it might be a stop for us tourists).

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This is what usually happens when you send me to a buffet-style meal. Of course, more rum and coke.

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The pools outside the restaurant.

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Cigars! Don’t judge but my main reason here besides the food. We ended up splitting a box of their top cigars.. the Hemingway. So smooth.

Cost? $20 a pop x 10 / 2 … :)

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We also went to the farms and saw different fruits grown on the island. Overall, it was a nice and quick drive-by of Dominican culture. We only saw what the guides showed us. Mostly, it felt like a tease, because now I want to go back and explore a little more in depth.

  • Wow, rum in the morning sounds interesting…I’ve had morning beers but never anything else. Looks like fun though!

    – Ava

    beck daily

    • haha! when in rome.. or DR in this case