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Travel Blogs from Sosua
I'm so tired today that I cAn barely write. After a week filled with back to back work and extra excursions, it all culminated today. Beginning last night we were all admitting to feeling like we missed home, it's comforts, and were weary, uncomfortable, tired, or maybe a bit sick from/ of some aspect of our trip. For me it was a few things. The difficulty in communicating with my family was tough. The inconvenience of the internet and desire to fully experience the trip ...
We're getting into the routine here. The teens have been magnificent. I've never done a service trip before, but I cannot imagine one going any better.
For those of you who may be over 17 allow me to explain the entry title. Salty means mad. It's how your skin gets when something ruffles your feathers. It's how you feel when someone leaves a taste in your mouth. If you'd like more info, please see seņor Braun, who has gained a full ...
... 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 ...
... iPhones, cameras, money, etc on the ground open to the side of a basketball court. None of us has felt unsafe for a moment. There's not been even a crime of opportunity amongst any of us.
We spent about 7 hours in the neighborhood today, including our walk to lunch at one of the family restaurants. A sign says No labrados Martes, but the opened for us, serving cabbage salad, rice cooked with chicken and pork, and a black bean sauce that ...
In my first post I shared about what a low point I had reached and how I realized that if
nothing else came of this trip (though I know it is even if I can't see it),
then at least I am learning to obey. The part I have not gotten around to
sharing is the moment after I came to this realization. So last Sunday we
attended New Life Church in Sosua, about a 30 minute ride from where we were staying.
New Life is an English speaking church geared ...