North Coast Surf House
Travel Blogs from Cabarete
... I'm not used to. As a group all 90 of us walked up and down the neighborhood street making as much noise as possible. Banging on plastic bottles, screaming and cheering for our groups, los torros, las tigers, y los lions. When we made it back to the school we had cake, and Francesca came up and used her English Spanish mix to ask me to find the markers so that we could sign each others shirts. That girl is a natural born leader, and I love thinking about what she'd be up to ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
Horse riding day. Dressed like a couple of cowboys or 'rancheros' we left our eco-home bound for the hills. Our mini bus partners were a Finish family (mother and 4 sons), very pleasant.
We drove west and slightly south into the local area surrounding the hills outside Cabarete. ON arriving in the small village, our driver stopped to chat to his friend, a common occurrence on our journeys. When he returned, and we drive off, we heard a yelp. A local dog had sheltered from the sun ...
... us that because it had rained (and she is from a farming family and knows the impact of no rain on the crops), she had called a bunch of people to tell them about the rain. They were all calling her back. Super cute! It was a mixed bag of topics, but all wonderful.
We all took a picture with Dede (this little girl who was standing waiting with her Mom took the picture, so it's a little crooked) and then thanked her for spending time to talk with ...
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