Apart-Hotel Plaza Colonial

Calle Luisa Pellerano (at Julio Verne), Santo Domingo, 10205, Dominican Republic | Hotel
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Chapter One - Santo Domingo - Day 1

A travel blog entry by mmbcross


... and claims us for his own. A tremendous argument erupts. They finally agree to split the commission from the restaurant between them.

Our warring touts are left outside and we hope for serenity within the attractive patio, its walls covered in ivy with a view of ancient church towers above. Seated beside us is a group of Dominican expats conversing in English. At the head of the table is a colossus, with a colossal ...

Last Blog before STL!

A travel blog entry by angela_smith


... and with a captain to win. We got all the changed so it looked more official. I even joined in on the practices because it was a big deal for me to support them.
We then got into trouble with the baseball boys (the older teenagers). Baseball had pretty much stopped in March and the girls had taken over the field with having practice everyday. It was so awesome to see the girls who had never played sports (except for the captain) to ...

Whales, mom, independence day...

A travel blog entry by viajerisima

... It all went remarkably well, and Lo got a real taste of public transport DR style (hey it was $5 instead of the $50 a cab would have cost).  2 hours later, we got to the hotel- I booked her in the "garden building," aka older/cheaper section of one of the nicest hotels in the city- also right across from my house. This time her window overlooked a school yard.  This brings us to Wednesday- I finally went to my classes, and Lo got to meet everybody. We started out ...

Work can begin!

A travel blog entry by angela_smith


... when they play with other communities. We had a serious talk with them because there's a man in Guazumita that will start giving them practice. We had formed real teams that would practice, learn discpline, and respect each other.

~Projects that will be started in the next few weeks:
-Move into my house
-Raise funds...build library
-Start English classes
-Start ESCOJO classes: about sexual health, decision making, ...

So it begins...

A travel blog entry by angela_smith


... We stay with the families for 3.5 weeks, have Spanish, geography, dancing, and cooking lessons. Then we got live on site with a volunteer and host family currently serving for 5.5 weeks. After that we come back to the training center and original host family to receive our individual assignment, have 1 more wk of training, gew sworn in, and live with a new host family for 3 months at our specific project site. ...

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This hotel, located in the Plaza De La Cultura area of Santo Domingo, is near Alcazar de Colon.
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