THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, and boasts the most varied landscapes in the Caribbean - rain-forests, desert, rivers, waterfalls, tropical highlands, fertile valleys and broad savannahs. Here you will find the highest mountain, the deepest lake and the longest palm-fringed beach in the Caribbean, not to mention the oldest city in the New World, Santo Domingo. Michael Friedel shows how life is really lived outside the tourist enclaves - on an island of superlatives. He reveals the genuine adventure that is the Dominican Republic. The travel-writer Marion Friedel describes in a perceptive essay the history and politics, the traditions and zest for life of the Dominican people.