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Travel Blogs from Cabarete
... came back to see her in 10 years. We signed shirts, many kids asking for phone numbers and about novios. Rachel got a wonderful note in English calling her a 'better friend,' and a 'person honey' which we all cherished.
Kayley was the last to say goodbye, and had the sweetest hug for Marybella, the 3 year old who easily befriended each of us.
That was my moment. Making the connections with all of the kids this week has been so world changing to me. But watching ...
... that we made the most of all the time we had.
At the I was introduced to Aline's mad skills in the area of bartering. All of the vendors wanted me to direct the group to shop there wares. We were approached by vendors with hats, jewelry, fresh fruit, massage, cigars, braiding skills, and henna. The kids were not really interested in shopping, but Aline felt like bartering just for fun. This girls a natural, I'm bringing her with me to ...
... 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 ...
... that, it was eye opening to realize that).
I'm grouped each day with 5 wihi kids (Kayley, Annalise, Sophie, Caleb, Michael) and 14 Dominican kids age 8-10 (whose unusual names I'm still learning to pronounce and spell). We also have three 20 year old Kansas University students (Adrian, Natalie, and Courtney) that stay in my group. With the exception of the Dream directors that we see occasionally, Jon (who just turned 40) and ...
... were asked to pronounce the word "parsley" in Spanish, nearly impossible for native Creole speakers to pronounce. How has the Dominican government chosen to commemorate this anniversary? With a new immigration law stripping Dominican-born "Haitians" of their citizenship. Dominican citizens with Haitian born parents or even grandparents will not be able to obtain the papers that allow them to attend high school or, of course, college. So, without the choice of ...
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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