Travel Blogs from Cabarete
... headed to the public school to spend 3 hours painting classrooms. It was hot and exhausting, and tricky to do without water or rags. Once again, however, the kids stepped up with such eagerness, and worked till it was done.
Exhausted, we returned for a simple dinner and a quiet evening. I think I played hearts-- yes, with Adonis. Teaching a new game with lots of rules in another language seemed like 'doing the most' but seņor was able to explain it and we played till lights ...
... and rest as we digest). The resting has mostly been playing cards or walking next door to la centro de dulce for snacks. On our first day there the owner invited us behind the counter, and next to the snack food I saw she was prepping a dead chicken on the top of a cardboard box!
After lunch we went back for a quick change then off to the beach, for a bonus excursion.
Sucking up that part of the culture felt so lucky. The kids were such ...
... of their starting price.
After shopping we had dinner at the hotel, and threw a quincianos party for Kayley
The teachers insisted on giving her the maximum interpretation on the Dominican tradition of splashing water in the face of the birthday girl-- they decided to surprise her with a toss in the pool. They pulled her aside with an apology for ...
... iPhones, cameras, money, etc on the ground open to the side of a basketball court. None of us has felt unsafe for a moment. There's not been even a crime of opportunity amongst any of us.
We spent about 7 hours in the neighborhood today, including our walk to lunch at one of the family restaurants. A sign says No labrados Martes, but the opened for us, serving cabbage salad, rice cooked with chicken and pork, and a black bean sauce that ...
... and young wives. But those come in all sorts of brands. French dirty old men, Russian dirty old men, Canadian dirty old men. And yes, I am sure some dirty old gringos.
2. Tensions with Haitians- You can see this everywhere. The way the neighborhoods are divided. The "bateys" or former sugar cane plantations where many Haitian communities still live. The way the girls I work with interact (it seems to be getting better as they all become friends). The jobs ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking