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... but eventually we had to go out to get on the boat for snorkeling. The boat ride to the snorkeling spot was amazing and relaxing! I got a little sea sick once we anchored, but I just jumped in the water with all my snorkeling gear so I was fine. Snorkeling was cool but I had trouble breathing and my mouth piece was broken. It's also sort of gross because everyone bites the same thing that has been on a ton of other people's mouths. ...
... got a couple cornrows so when I get back, I'll look like a true Dominican vacationer. Afterwords, I had dinner and sat through my last talk with Georgio. Only mildly sad about that one. For leadership, we watched another TED talk and then had 2 hours of free time! I sat out and watched the stars by myself for a bit. Laying down outside in the Dominican, just staring at the beautiful palm trees above and the night sky makes me feel so in touch with myself ...
Why the heck did I not bring a fan here? You don't understand heat until you go to the equator in July. It is so. freaking. hot. Today we took the short 10 minute bus ride to Caña Dulce. I started out with some more cement mixing (yay) with a group of 5 other kids I didn't really know very well. 4 of them were rising seniors, all from California. The 5th was a girl from Virginia who just graduated and is actually attending UVA this fall! ...
... baby saving plot, I'll have you know (Ruth)! The kids are a big family here, not desperate to leave. Marybella is the youngest, maybe 3, and has taken to Annalore and Jamie quite a lot.
There's a sense of belonging here that already makes me look past the litter, the uncleanliness, the toilet paper oddness, the heat and the bugs. Because we come in as a group offering friendship, there's an immediate trust. We leave our day packs ...
... then after that they didn't pay us much attention.
We waited around awkwardly because there were no other people besides Dr. Porter who spoke English, and so we waited around until this Older male doctor came in and everyone started paying attention. We figured, correctly, that this was the beginning of rounds. Our eyes followed as one doctor presented all the patients as we watched and not understanding.
Afterwards, Dr. Porter showed ...