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Time has flown by since the last entry. I have eaten more fried food than is acceptable in modern society, and been wined and dined beyond excess. It i come home under 20 stone, I will be chuffed!
The hospital has been incredible, and now I am treated like one of the doctors. Last Wednesday night I was in charge of triage and the other day I was the only 'doctor' in a whole ...
*September 1-4th, 2011: volunteer visit. The volunteers that arrived in the August 17, 2011 group will make weekend visits to see 1-year volunteers...therefore, I get a visit from one!! I´m still figuring out what we´re going to do.
*October 2nd-24th: best birthday present ever...mother is visiting!!!
*October 28, 2011: 1 official year of the August 2010 group being in their site. Me being in Guasumita for exactly 1 year.
Feb 18 Santo Domingo Last night we arrived at Bettye's Hostel. It was the best hostel for cultural decor. We took a taxi from the Caribe stop. We waited a while because we wanted a van. Eventually we found one. Unfortunately, there wasnt any space left when I needed to put my bag in the van, so I ended up putting my backpack on my lap while sharing the front seat with Leah! Tight squeeze, and painful, but it was over soon and we were at Bettye's in no time! We met Bettye in the ...
... Day are both big events. People had family come visiting so there were a whole bunch of people in Guasumita. Christmas Eve is about having dinner in your house with your family, and Christmas Day is about everyone going to church and eating dinner after. They were both good ways to spend Christmas.
-I've finally given in and started going to the bathroom at night using the bucket my host mom gave me instead of using ...
... of Christopher Columbus (I think this is where he hit land). Then the guide ditched us, but at least we were in the old town area by this time. The only thing left to do was try and find the shuttle pick up, which of course we eventually found.
It was kind of an out of control day and oh, so very hot. What this city really holds has yet to be discovered because I'm sure that wasn't it. Maybe next time :-)