We have been in Luperon, Dominican Republic (DR) for six weeks. Of course, cultural differences still exist from what I’m used to in Canada. But, I am no longer wringing my hands because the celery looks floppy. In fact, today, I bought a cabbage that was being ravaged by live caterpillars. I discarded the outer leaves. Everyone is happy.
This blog post highlights the cultural difference that has affected me most, which is meat.
I haven’t had meat or eggs to eat since we arrived in the Dominican Republic. I can’t get past that the meat here looks like the animal from whence it came.
Chickens without antibiotics are actually scrawny beasts. Egg yolks are slightly less perky, and there are no dates stamped on the egg shells.
I’m accustomed to eating highly processed items. The irony is that – assuming that there is reliable refrigeration – the meat and eggs here are probably better for me than what I consume in Canada.