Tourism Board Travel: Mamajuana in the Dominican Republic
Since JetBlue announced service to the Dominican Republic last month the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism wants to give travelers even more reasons to visit. Problem is, the agency's descriptions of the country's draws are a bit staid:
Year-round sports, effervescent nightlife, distinctive souvenir shopping, magnificent national parks and world class gambling make for a jam-packed vacation to do list.
We prefer the description from everyone's favorite conquerer, Christopher Columbus, who described this lush land as "a beautiful island paradise with high forested mountains and large river valleys."
Only thing is, he forgot to mention that these days you can haggle for mamajuana--a soothing elixir that's more legal than its similar-sounding counterpart--in the street markets of Santa Domingo. Sounds to us like something the tourism board should be hyping a bit more.