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Dale Pa' Alla
All Volunteer Conference Part 1
Posted: 19 May 2011 10:00 AM PDT
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The day after swearing-in was the all volunteer conference, and event held
annually which every volunteer is required to attend. Being the newest
arrivals and having never ...
... began to sing church songs. I was still in choeck as to what happened, but I was starting to realize how this was an everyday thing for them.
*Before (February): a man in Antonci (Heidi’s site) had passed away. Antonci is about a 10 minute motor ride from me.
*After (May): a man in El Cano (Zach’s site) had been killed in the capital. El Cano is about a 15 minute motor ride from me. He was a policeman and had ...
... have time, this is something I would love to do again before I leave. Sunday, we caught an early bus home so we could see the carnival parade in Santo Domingo. (I was wearing a st Thomas shirt on the bus, which prompted this older man to talk to me- he's visiting from st Paul! Small world...) When we got home on Sunday, the huge parade for Carnaval was going on in Santo Domingo. It is like a mixture ...
... me and seeing the culture of what is Santo Domingo, and I have to say that this city is amazing. The first thing I noticed is how relaxed everyone truly ease, as I have come to meet more and more Dominicans I get the sense of a smoothness about their actions that lacks any sense of tension or hesitance. Even among the children you’d be hard press to witness any signs of awkwardness in conversations or in interactions with the people. It was rather relaxing.
UPDATE: The game has been rescheduled for this Sunday at 9am in Guasumita.
-For anyone that's keeping track of what animals wander around in Guasumita you can add cows to that list. I have no idea where they came from but they started showing up a few weeks ago.
-If you're still searching for Guasumita on a map you probably won't find it, because no one knows how to spell it. On any paper I have been given ...