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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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... to drink it in public. I decided to take pity on Jean-Felice, the one armed Haitian shoeshine boy I saw several times around the neighborhood, and let him clean for fifty pesos my disintegrating sneakers that I’ll probably discard soon after I get home.
Tuesday was my last day in the country, and I decided to visit a few spots outside the Zona Colonial but also within walking distance from my hotel. It pains me terribly to be paying for a rental car for two days in Santo ...
... the A&E. I am relishing the responsibility and am getting a little taste of what 2014 will be like.
tomorrow I am headin up to celebrate the 4th of July in Samana with the whole of the Peace Corps which I am very excited about. The place looks incredible and am looking forward to having a night out and not having a speak Spanish.
I have also found a new place for ...
... 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 ...
... one last time. (I've been staying with a CSA employee for the past few nights, not Ileana.) The visit with her really made me realize how much my Spanish has improved. When I first arrived and was living with her, she could chat at me and I could understand a good portion of what she was saying but I didn't have the speaking skills to really actively chat back. I had to concentrate on her voice only; any other noises or voices could throw off my ...