Hotel Villa Taina
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I'm so tired today that I cAn barely write. After a week filled with back to back work and extra excursions, it all culminated today. Beginning last night we were all admitting to feeling like we missed home, it's comforts, and were weary, uncomfortable, tired, or maybe a bit sick from/ of some aspect of our trip. For me it was a few things. The difficulty in communicating with my family was tough. The inconvenience of the internet and desire to fully experience the trip ...
... that we made the most of all the time we had.
At the I was introduced to Aline's mad skills in the area of bartering. All of the vendors wanted me to direct the group to shop there wares. We were approached by vendors with hats, jewelry, fresh fruit, massage, cigars, braiding skills, and henna. The kids were not really interested in shopping, but Aline felt like bartering just for fun. This girls a natural, I'm bringing her with me to ...
... able to 'immerse' her in the culture or fully 'engulf' her in it. Then they grabbed her by the ankles and whoosh--she was immersed!!
Otto and I had arranged for music, dancing, and cake as well. Then seņor Bro told us the traditional parts of a real quincianera, and the kids decided to enact it the next day.
I'm sure it was her most memorable ...
... which was supposed to be done by 6:00 pm Tuesday. When he arrived, it wasn't ready yet. The woman at the laundry told him it would be done in 20 minutes. At that, the moto driver rolls his eyes and tells Mike it will be hours yet. He says he will pick it up. At that, Mike gives him the laundry ticket, the payment for the laundry and something extra. Laundry was delivered to the hotel later ...
... in my
reaction. While in Barbados for our February field course, I passed this very
scene with my colleagues. They all made comments about the beauty and vigor in
the ritual. I, however, may have been the only one in the group irreverently
competitive enough to think, “I want to beat them”. It was more than just a
thought. It was a commitment. A commitment with no direct vision or plan of action.
There was no ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet