Hotel Portes 9
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Portes 9 Santo Domingo
A well situated hotel right in the middle of Zona Colonial. Prices are good too and the breakfast was fantastic. Only bad mark in my book was our bathroom didn't have any ventilation so smelled a bit of damp.
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... hard to capture all of the excitement in a short post! Today as we anticipate heading off to our first church service here in the DR, the base camp is quite peaceful. Ladies are smiling wearing their beautiful skirts and dresses, with the men looking spiffy in their best attire. For now, that is all. Thank you for taking the time to read our updates and vicariously journey with us! Chandler ...
... I think what I’m going to take from this trip is to be more aware and more understanding. I want to try to be less biased or have less of a privileged American approach to things. So much of the work done on the court was done by the villagers, so it was the people ...
... immigrants whose native language is Creole. Since I'm pretty sure everyone in my batey is of Haitian descent all of them speak Spanish and Creole. Basically since I need to be them I need to learn how to speak Creole as well.
-June 3rd-5th: Dominican-Haitain Relations Conference. A conference put on by Peace Corps to help the discrimination line between Dominicans and Haitains disappear. To be Haitian has a negative connotation and in every aspect of life ...
... make sure they were coming. Sure enough, they showed up (and right on time, which just doesn't happen in this country). I was even a little late and they gave me **** for it. I was so excited because not only did most of them attend the meeting but we filled out the Action Plan poster to continue construction of the central workshop and they followed through it with, meeting again on Sunday to put in the floor to the workshop. ROLLERCOASTERS: ...
... a large dirt-bike/small motorcycle and picks people up like a taxi...this is the primary mode of transportation in all cities and towns. They will even take you from one town to another, but I feel that it is rather dangerous to go on the highway on one) to meet us at the bus station (cultural note: the Spanish word for bus is autobús, but here they refer to it as the "gua gua"). So Victoria and I walked over to the bus ...