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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 ...
... able to 'immerse' her in the culture or fully 'engulf' her in it. Then they grabbed her by the ankles and whoosh--she was immersed!!
Otto and I had arranged for music, dancing, and cake as well. Then seņor Bro told us the traditional parts of a real quincianera, and the kids decided to enact it the next day.
I'm sure it was her most memorable ...
... too) played in the ocean. Otto was there with us to lifeguard and provide first aid. Sitting my American butt on a chair made me a targeted customer. I watched the kites dance and the kids frolic as locals came up and offered me cigars, sweet snacks, different types of jewelry, one woman even had a bucket of fresh lemoncella fruit on her head. I politely declined, except for a souvenir for Serena that Kayley got, and I copied.
We went ...
Our Dominican brother Sandy owns a small cigar shop in Cabarete, he invited us to come celebrate his birthday at his home in Puerto Plata. This was one of our first looks into real Dominican life, every one we encountered was very accepting and friendly. We got divided up almost immediately, Stephanie went to help the women cook while I went with the men to get meat from the butcher. We got to spend hours on the beach drinking and laughing with our new friends.
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking