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Travel Blogs from Barahona
... with shade. Things that we have to drive hours to find in America are right in my backyard here. I can walk down the street and get offered a freshly picked orange or banana, a strong, yet small cup of coffee, and a steaming plate of rice, beans and fish, which I know was most likely caught that very morning. Here I talk to people that aren't concerned with worldly happenings but that of their cousin's motorcycle breaking down or ...
... like a beaucratic treasure hunt. Not that it's the most annoying thing I've encountered here through my last two years, but the fact that they pay us three days per diem and transport reimbursement just to get it all done is a little absurd.
FIESTA BLANCA: As a part of my close of service, I decided to host the same party that my predecesor did - the COS White Party. No, it's not based off of our skin color. It's a nighttime ...
... I included mine (please excuse the excessive use of Spanglish):
Name: Justin Lee
DR apodos: Yustin, Hustin, Gustin, Yus, risas, California!, Daddy Yustin
Site: Bahoruco, Barahona
Program: Community Economic Development
Project assignment: Work with a local artisan association that produce jewelry made from Larimar (a blue stone only found in the Dominican Republic), ...
... We split the groupinto two to make it more efficient and worked from 9 to 5 every day. All of the doctors, nurses, students, and every one else that came down were great and we had a fun time working together. It's always interesting working with groups that have never been to a developing country or met Peace Corps Volunteers for that matter. I always forget that we become this source of information for anything and everything ...
... is now providing the local farmers with the necessary, but not so accessible, seeds and machinery to improve their level of agriculture. This gentleman is one of our Haitian participants that gave his presentation in Kreyol.
Please visit this link to donate:
https://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?sh ell=resources.donors.contribute.projDet ail&projdesc=517-385