Hotel Celuisma Cabarete
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Travel Blogs from Cabarete
... the 70's, I don't feel old because of that. Spending this time with these younger playful and energetic people has revitalized the youth in me. I feel connected to the teachers and the kids in a way that would not have so easily happened at home.
Beyond all of that, we're here for one last day with the neighborhood kids and everyone was feeling a mix of emotions about that. Sadness, accomplishment, happiness, gratefulness for what we do have, and hope. ...
... 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 ...
... able to 'immerse' her in the culture or fully 'engulf' her in it. Then they grabbed her by the ankles and whoosh--she was immersed!!
Otto and I had arranged for music, dancing, and cake as well. Then seņor Bro told us the traditional parts of a real quincianera, and the kids decided to enact it the next day.
I'm sure it was her most memorable ...
... and draw me in in the same way despite my inability to translate anything they say. The Dominican kids clearly look up to them and they direct with a mixture of love and discipline that is very genuine and familial. The American born leaders Miss Morgan, seņor Braun, and Jill from K-U, are all at the top of their game making this a trip with so few problems or glitches that I don't want to even mention it for fear of jinxing us.
... of decided that I don't. These things that I see as "issues" are so deep rooted in a history I know nothing about. Rather than help solve them, I would rather just do what I am here to do. Learn. And do what I am already good and getting better at. Train. And hopefully, possibly, while I am here learning how to train, at least one girl may gain one skill or piece of knowledge that she takes with her when she goes on to leap over those gaps that exist here in Cabarete.
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Kids activities or Babysitting