Casa Mango

Cabarete, Dominican Republic | Hotel
 

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Our last day of service

A travel blog entry by smitherland

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I'm so tired today that I cAn barely write. After a week filled with back to back work and extra excursions, it all culminated today. Beginning last night we were all admitting to feeling like we missed home, it's comforts, and were weary, uncomfortable, tired, or maybe a bit sick from/ of some aspect of our trip. For me it was a few things. The difficulty in communicating with my family was tough. The inconvenience of the internet and desire to fully experience the trip ...

It's Thursday and nobody's salty

A travel blog entry by smitherland

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We're getting into the routine here. The teens have been magnificent. I've never done a service trip before, but I cannot imagine one going any better.

For those of you who may be over 17 allow me to explain the entry title. Salty means mad. It's how your skin gets when something ruffles your feathers. It's how you feel when someone leaves a taste in your mouth. If you'd like more info, please see seņor Braun, who has gained a full ...

Cumpleanos de mi hija

A travel blog entry by smitherland

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... it as a lucky hat.

After our day with the kids we had a quick dip in the pool and delivered our donations and supplies to Dream.

Otto took us shopping for souvenirs-- that was interesting. The kids had been taught about bartering and some were anxious to try their skills. Many were very good. I thought I was impressive for buying handmade wooden spoons for ...

It's Tuesday, and we're SOOO juntos estamos

A travel blog entry by smitherland

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... same for myself. It's easier than it sounds. The kids are all drawn to each other and the teenage cultural worries about being judged by peers are (for the most part) melting quickly. Beyond connecting with the teens, I'm enjoying the Dominicans:

Francesca is 10, has 2 siblings, lives in Islabon, loves to write but not talk in English, loves chocolate and volleyball, and stares me down till we both giggle every day. We were paired ...

The History of what Irks Me

A travel blog entry by freegenevieve

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... too. So when the money happens to stick to white hands lines get crossed and racism and class-ism become interchangeable. So what kind of blatantly racists things happen here? Well, I haven't seen oh so many-- because I am white. But I did notice that when the property manager of the condominium I am house sitting at made a stink about my petty rule breaking (mainly having guests) it happened at the exact moment the Dominican guests had arrived. When my gringa friends ...

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