Drive to the interior of the Dominican Republic

21. January 2010, Thursday
19° 6' 13" N, 70° 53' 1" W

What might the island have looked like before the "conquerors" arrived?
How do people live who live away from progress?
Together with Bernie and Eva from Kismet we rented a car and are now driving through the interior of the country for a few days, looking for the real Dominican Republic between sugar cane fields, bananas and coconut plantations.