Portofino Guest House
Travel Blogs from Puerto Plata
So I'm a little behind on my posts...but as most of you know, I'm coming home in 2 days!! So in honor of this, I'm going to do two posts today: Things I will miss/Things I will not miss.
THINGS I WILL MISS!
- Having the housekeeper bring me juice when I am home in the afternoon
- My host family and especially watching Tangled and Pocahontas in Spanish with my 3 year old mini me
- Being able to take a two hour bus ride and ...
... on my sandwich! Avocado is currently in season and served with meals frequently. The avocados here are HUGE, the pits are as big as the whole avocado in the US!
SquareOne- Our favorite place to hangout is a casual restaurant across from the University called SquareOne (Where I am currently writing this post). It's great for doing homework (or blog posts...) and has the best ...
Here's the question: I want to know if you've experienced any (much) of the racial tension
that historically has existed between Haitians and Dominicans. If so,
in what situations? And, do you think the countries are growing closer
together, or further apart in this regard?
Response: Background for those who don't know. One Island: two countries, two languages, but not really two races. ...
... since few people know about it we were able to slide right in and get on the hard.
The damage was not as bad as first feared, however some of the materials are not readily available in-country. Apparently good quality marine epoxy can be hard to find in the quantities necessary at any kind of reasonable price. Glass is easy to find but it is not very uniform and you can only get Chopped Strand matt which is not nearly as strong as good old ...
... hug and kiss a stranger as my cheeks found out today!
After the breakfast bell rang, we had a cornmeal dish similar to the texture of grits and eggs with ham, and bread. Again, it was delicious!
After breakfast, we met up with Dr. Gray who gave us her orientation to the program. She went over the paperwork we are supposed to fill out per patient and what phrases we should practice before we start working in the campos.