Travel Blogs from Puerto Plata
... came back to see her in 10 years. We signed shirts, many kids asking for phone numbers and about novios. Rachel got a wonderful note in English calling her a 'better friend,' and a 'person honey' which we all cherished.
Kayley was the last to say goodbye, and had the sweetest hug for Marybella, the 3 year old who easily befriended each of us.
That was my moment. Making the connections with all of the kids this week has been so world changing to me. But watching ...
... 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 ...
... of their starting price.
After shopping we had dinner at the hotel, and threw a quincianos party for Kayley
The teachers insisted on giving her the maximum interpretation on the Dominican tradition of splashing water in the face of the birthday girl-- they decided to surprise her with a toss in the pool. They pulled her aside with an apology for ...
... minute which was new to me. So I planned this trip at the very last minute, got on the plane and flew to DR.
When I stepped off the plane, I automatically felt at home. From the clean fresh air to the clear blue skies that hit my face as I walked from the plane to the terminal, I felt "I have arrived home". Also with my yellow complexion and mixed look, it was almost like people automatically assumed I was ...
... we thought it would be nice to talk out some locals for a sunset sail. We cracked into our rum stores and pulled up the mud covered anchor and headed out. In our "enlightened" state with music going we headed out of the harbor, or so we though. For those who don't know Luperon Harbor had a large reef protecting it. It is apparent now that the Starboard side when leaving is the deeper side, the Port side is shallow.
With a small 3-6 foot ...
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