Jarabacoa is the second largest municipality in La Vega Province, Dominican Republic. But more than that, it is a city alive with friendly people. Our friends, Samuel and Kendra, make their home there with their 3 sons Landon, Nathan and Anderson. These photos are snippets of our time in this wonderful town.
The Luna's introduced us to a drink Christopher dubbed, "my new favorite drink," MERENGUE!
The Luna's neighbor was lighting something akin to a rocket. I'm not sure what it was, but it was loud like a gunshot and something shot out of that can.
The Luna's dog, Lexie, being held by Christopher
Samuel, like Alan, has been riding his bike to keep fit.
This image and the next are of the Luna boy's school. Such beautiful grounds!
Samuel and his sons took us on a little hike to see a very beautiful waterfall.
The water was very brown from all of the rain.
One afternoon, Alan and I spent about 30 minutes just walking through the town of Jarabacoa, hoping to see the vibe of the area. About 20 minutes into the walk, we found a lively part of town filled with people just doing their thing. I love this woman just standing there in her element. She has so much character etched into her face.
I had taken a photo of this caffe when all of a sudden this woman saw me and began to wave. She made me laugh.
This little boy was just playing in this little area, kicking an empty coke bottle. What a sweet face.
This was one of my final images as we left Jarabacoa and headed out to Santiago.