Paying high prices for food, that no one but tourists can afford, is not our idea of travel. Our idea at Scotttreks is to find healthy, well prepared food,served in good surroundings, where locals eat, for local prices.

This neighborhood cafe is a six minute walk from the La Puerta Roja Guest House.

At the intersection of Calle Santome and Jose Gabriel Garcia, this neighborhood eatery has no flashing lights, not even a sign on the outside of the building to identify it. I didn’t know it was alive until I looked inside open doors and saw people eating, spotted the sign above the cash register, saw that Google maps said I had arrived by flashing me an arrow.

Next trip back I’ll try some of the potato dishes, cole slaw, beef, plantain, and other Dominican Republic specialties.  This trip I’m sticking with rice, chicken and okra cooked like my Dad liked it.

To my south is George Washington Avenue that runs south of the Zona Colonia and is one of the toughest streets to cross in the world because there are no stop lights and I don’t trust people to stop for me in the walkways.

The Caribbean water sparkles in this afternoon sun and the palm trees remind me of Los Angeles, Padre Island and Belize.

I have my favorite places.

Most of them are warm, by an ocean, and in the Caribbean.

 

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