May 10, 2012

The beauty of the tropics

It's good to be back. As much as I love the idea of traveling and getting out of the city, my heart still swells (and I often get a little teary eyed) when I see the skyline of NYC come into view on the way home. I was representing Serious Eats on this press trip hosted by Brugal Rum, and it was a fantastic time. I met some great people and got to have some real "Dominican" experiences.

On our last full day, we had the afternoon free, so I hopped in one of our cars with two other trip-goers. The language barrier between our driver and us made for an extra fun ride. We were caught in a torrential downpour that lasted far too long so almost all of these photos are taken from the seat of a car. Sadly I didn't get to take nearly as many photos as I had hoped I would, and for me, this is the kind of stuff I want to shoot when I'm in the tropics. The beach gets old quickly. I want to see how people live, where they eat, what kind of food you can get from the streets, etc.

We sampled a handful of street foods along the way and took back some fruits that were foreign to us. I really enjoyed this last leg of the trip and am incredibly grateful to our hosts and drivers for the experience. More to come!

22 comments :

  1. welcome back to new york (:

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  2. Beautiful! I am hearing so much about this paradise lately. I can see through your images why...gorgeous. Well done!

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  3. I love the photograph with children picking out the doorway.

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  4. soooo gorgeous. that first shot is killer.

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  5. gorgeous shots! I have recently stumbled onto your blog and absolutely love it! Can I ask what lens you used for these shots?

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  6. It looks amazing! Can't wait to see more pictures. :)

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  7. wow, so gorgeous :)

    glad you had a good trip

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  8. I'm glad you got to experience the beauty of this country.

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  9. Gorgeous! That first photo is just incredible. Such depth and color....

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  10. Wow, that first photo is just so green! There's something about mountains that I love. My father is traveling to DR this summer. I'm excited to hear his stories, too. I've been quietly following your blog for your lovely photos, but I didn't realize you worked for Serious Eats. I have a friend here in NY who works there, too. :)

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  11. so lush and green! i love all the vibrant colors.

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  12. Such different colors they have down there. So envy of your opportunities.

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  13. great job alice! you are killing it! xx

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  14. great job alice! you are killing it! xx

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  15. looks like a beautiful place. great you hear you had fun! :)

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  16. Rain or not, looks like it was a lovely place to visit! Excited to see more!

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  17. Some beautifully captured moments here - nice work, once again!

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