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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 ...
... enough of a threat to the dictator that he had them murdered.
There is now a book and movie about the sisters called "In the Time of the Butterflies".
The house where the sisters lived in the 10 months before their assassination is now a museum that we went to visit. We got to see some of their clothes, their rooms, and beautiful gardens decorated with butterflies. The highlight of the trip, ...
This post is dedicated to food! Midday lunch is the largest meal of the day here with a smaller breakfast and dinner served as well. Here's a typical day of food:
- Breakfast- Any combination of freshly made juice, toast with jam or ham and cheese, cornflakes (a general term for all kinds of cereal), saltine crackers, and fruit
- Lunch- Rice, beans, meat and ...
... have looked down upon Haitians and dark skin. We had a group discussion about racial tensions during orientation week and it was really interesting to learn about the mentality here. Basically, the idea of race doesn't exist here. Dominicans are a mix of Spanish, African, and Taino (native people of the island) heritage. This essentially means some may have very light skin, and some may have very dark skin; but all are ...
... the Caribe tours station to the ILAC center. He initially charged us 3000RD, but we are not fools, so we got him down to 300RD. A 20 minute squished ride later, we were home!
I unpacked some stuff and then we went to dinner! Lasagna with salad. Father Bill mentioned that there is a camping trip tomorrow and I am excited because now I have something to do!
Now, doing laundry to prepare for tomorrow and updating the travelblog!