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- Free High-Speed Internet
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Beautiful place, rich in history, calm, internet, excellent locatino, good price...
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Had a good sleep last night, the bed is the comfiest I've slept in since I arrived in Dominican Republic plus there's so many pillows! Woke up at 9am and Luz served me a traditional Dominican breakfast - fruit juice (papaya and mango) tea (cinnamon and honey) and mafongo (mashed plantain with spices) and two fried eggs with onions. We chatted about Dominican cuisine and cooking - Sancoche and how to cook Dominican rice with concon (the 'burnt' bit at the bottom). Also if you ask ...
... sure how to reconcile my American perspective on poverty with the apparent contentedness of the people. I don’t want to downplay their circumstances but I also don’t want to assume they’re unhappy or unfortunate because their standard of living doesn’t ...
... up 45 minutes or an hour late. I told him I didn't want to give class in the school anymore. It's obligatory for the school to set aside an hour to teach English, but the kids don't actually have to learn it. The kids didn't really care about learning English. the teacher just wanted to not have to prepare anything for English class.
*I saw there were about 5 kids that really wanted to learn. I went to their houses and talked with their parents and told them ...
... first days here.... Apparently I did bad on the exam, as did all but 3 others in my program (one of whom's native language is Spanish, and the other two who have at least one Spanish-speaking parent). So no classes at any other universities for me- probably for the best though, seeing how the lack of structure would really stress me out. Ok, back to the lack of electricity (and water) situation. I've encountered both of ...
... in your room." Me: "I told you the windows were only closed for a few hours while I was watching a movie." Luzlanda: "Oh. Right." Luzlanda: "I know! The sweet potatoes from Thanksgiving made you sick. They're acidic." Me in my head: "Sweet potatoes are acidic?" Luzlanda: "Here. Drink this fresh lemonade. It will help your cut heal." Me in my head: "Lemons are definitely acidic." And my absolute favorite came from my host dad Mario. Mario: "Drink a glass ...