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A beautiful welcome to picturesque Samaná
Though the city is home to 100,000, most residents are scattered up and down the lush hillsides surrounding Samaná Bay.
A local guide took us on a tour, stopping at a farm to show us many of the Dominican Republic’s abundant crops.
One of the varieties of cocoa
These bananas have a few months to go before ripeness.
Ever see coffee plant flowers?
Coffee beans ripening
Our guide is proud of his country – he said his people are always happy.
Mules are essential, as are motorbikes!
It’s easy to see why our famous Dominican baseball players on USA teams love their beautiful country.
Situated on a peninsula, Samaná’s tropical climate, mountains, beaches and swaying palm trees create a paradise. St. Peter’s Evangelical Church, pictured here, is the oldest building. It was shipped, disassembled, from England in 1881. It was hugely important to the African-American community of freedmen who lived here.