Hispaniola Hotel & Casino
Travel Blogs from Santo Domingo
... ah ****! I wish I took a picture of it.
We dropped our stuff off and decided to walk around to explore. We were at a hostel that was right near the city center so that was cool, except it was very touristy and all the locals ...
... here in Guazumita, looking for mattresses from the community, and what not.
So updating my blog it didn't update right and missed these last few things.
Sooo...I no I hadn't mentioned it in other blogs. But I'm getting married! April 27. Yep! Lol, Here in the Dominican Republic. 3 months away.
May/June: fill out paperwork to head home. And hopefully start grad school in July/August.
... pool and beach time, we spend our three days doing pretty well nothing at all.
We spend a total of four nights at the hotel, leaving on Monday 14th. We have to be at Santo Domingo airport by 1:00 pm to drop off the car, so we are breakfasted and checked out by 9:00 am.
... The next day came and there were no more presents.
Other than random trips and waiting for February to come I had been getting my presentation ready. February 1st-5th the 58 volunteers in my group went to the capital to do presentatios about our community, learn about grants/funding (to build libraries, community centers, basketball courts, etc...). Despite everyone telling me my 2 host brothers were timid and the older 1 ...
... and head directly to their fancy, ocean-front resorts. They only see the most beautiful parts of DR. Little do they know of the poverty and its effects around the rest of the country. There are so many orphans and parentless children who are taken care of by brothers, aunts, grandmothers, or nobody at all.
It doesn't end there. Far too many kids end up prostituting themselves along the tourist beaches. Adam took me to a safe-house of girls who ...