Trips15 February 2008
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – The Latin rhythm
One of my first plantation trips was in the Dominican Republic: an interesting tour that included a visit of the tobacco plantations. Latin America, besides great coffee types, has surely a very interesting life pace. Hammocks, patios and “bells”. The bell strategy was invented in the Dominican Republic, where during the hottest hours of the day the temperature is boiling, so it is not surprising to find workers resting a while in the shadow. From the haciendas offices the bell rings and workers promptly come back to lay coffee beans.