BQ Santo Domingo by BQ Hotels
Travel Blogs from Santo Domingo
... I could be in my house for the fan and walked around outside to find shade when there was no electricity. The shade in July in jeans had me swearing like crazy and they were all complaining of the heat. They knew DR heat was more extreme that US heat so I felt like I was ok to finally wear skirts-shorts. I had been good for 9 months.
Moving out: I had mentioned maybe having to move out in October because the family I was renting the house from ...
... br> out not be volunteers. One of them was a Fulbright fellow training English
teachers. The other worked at a ranch I keep hearing about that is owned by
Julia Alvarez. As we chatted about grants and living expenses and let more
time go by, I looked around and noticed that I hadn't seen another recent
graduate of training since I left La Sirena.
The evening pressed on and eventually I found myself in the park in front
... and head directly to their fancy, ocean-front resorts. They only see the most beautiful parts of DR. Little do they know of the poverty and its effects around the rest of the country. There are so many orphans and parentless children who are taken care of by brothers, aunts, grandmothers, or nobody at all.
It doesn't end there. Far too many kids end up prostituting themselves along the tourist beaches. Adam took me to a safe-house of girls who ...
... I've neither seen nor heard of, "chinola." It was soooo yummy. She loves to cook, and they eat a ton of fresh fruit.
Her daughter, Mira, 31, lives in the apartment too and is an obstetrician! She's so nice and talkative and intelligent! Did I mention she's writing her thesis for her law degree? Yeah, I doubt I'll see her much. She came to pick me up the first day- in her Lexus. Honestly the only vehicle I've seen without a scratch or dent on it. She deserves it ...
... a horse. I went into the backyard to wash my hand before dinner yesterday and a horse was tied to our clothesline, and when I went into the backyard after dinner it was gone. So I'm not sure if we're borrowing it or it's ours.
*New Years: I will be heading back to Constanza to stay with my host family. Friday-Monday, instead of going to Cabarete...the beach (where most volunteers go for New Years).
HAPPY NEW YEAR'S! WISHING EVERYONE LOTS OF AMOR FOR ...