There are two sides
to the Dominican Republic, just like there are
two sides of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola
on which the Republic is situated.
The Dominican Republic
shares the island with neighbouring Haiti. Inside
the confines of the many resort hotels along the
beautiful coastline, tourists languish in luxury,
sipping cocktails under the palm trees and bathing
in beautiful blue lagoons.
The other face of the
Dominican Republic can be found along the country
roads, among the sugar cane, coffee and cocoa
bean fields, where people labour in the sun and
men play dominoes outside tumble-down shacks.
For the local people
(there are 8.5 million people on this well-populated
part of Hispaniola island) tourism is an important
source of income, and the thousands of visitors
who come to enjoy the resorts and explore the
Spanish Colonial legacy in this country 'where
America began' are welcome.
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