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... antsy to just get there already. I can't wait to do my own exploring and take my own pictures and see everything for myself. If you're curious as to what our home for the next few months looks like, head on over to Rob's blog @ http://www.travelpod.com/members/roadle sstraveld and you can see some awesome pictures that he's posted. I'm really excited to be sharing my journey with you guys so I promise to write as frequently as possible! Lots of love, Cas ...
... but there aren’t many ways to
make even a pretty basic living. The settlements all look a little
hardscrabble, but maybe in a warm climate you don’t need much more to survive
than a roof over your head and enough income to buy food. The peninsula is
actually one of the main growing areas for the D.R.’s significant production of
organic cocoa, but growing agricultural commodities usually doesn’t provide
much income for too many people.
... Grabbed a real taxi to take us back to the hotel . .. Happy to be home . .. Judy and I talked with the reception folks about future day trips while the others went back to take a rest. Then - it was off to swim in the wonderfully warm water and play in the waves for a bit! Lovely end to our day!
Tonight, we head to Mangitas for a real Dominician dinner - goat stew and crab stew ...
... and said goodbye to the group. Feel sad to leave the group as they have been great and made me feel more than welcome here. I've had a mixed time here, at times it's been difficult to arrange IT lessons with the group and so difficult to find things to keep myself busy, but when I could work with them it was great and they are really enthusiastic and work extremely hard! I've definitely learnt a lot about the difficult living situation in the bateyes and managed to carry ...
... to shop keepers and purchased salami, plantain, an egg, and a chocolate bar. They took photos with locals, and bought a lotto ticket. I was so impressed to see them come out of their shells and get to know the neighborhood. After that they brainstormed some cultural questions, and interacted with the kids like they've known them forever. Frisbee, singing games, basketball, lotsa smiles Scavenger ...