Geography Major Emery Ellingson is studying in the Dominican Republic this semester. He writes:
I had the opportunity to visit Constanza last weekend and for the first time here in the Dominican Republic, I actually had a reason to wear the sweatshirt that I threw in my suitcase at the last minute. This is because Constanza is a town in a mountain valley with a more mild climate than the rest of the island. Thanks to the cooler temperature, foods that normally don’t grow well in tropical climates such as potato, onions and lettuce are grown here. I also had the chance to visit Salto de Aguas Blancas, which is the highest waterfall in the Dominican Republic. Overall, the trip to Constanza was one of my favorite experiences that I have had so far here in the Dominican Republic because it is a little different than what normally comes to mind when you think of the Caribbean.