Hotel Villa Taina
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I have been noticing something about life in the Dominican Republic, if you are going to
happy here, you need to learn to how to be still and to let go. Two things that
do not seem to come natural to me but are becoming more and more appealing
every day. I have met a lot of people who were not born in the DR, but are now
calling this island 'home'. For every person, there is a story of how they came
to be here. Some ended up here by divine accident, like Jeffrey who ...
... I watched the way everyone else was just swimming I felt a lot better. Then as I watched Camden and Lauren diving under to get a closer look that, 'if only I were braver' feeling came back. Lauren must have been able to tell somehow, because she swam over to me and ask if I wanted to dive with her. So with Lauren by my side, I took a breath and dove down. I don't know how many of you have ever faced one of your fears, but that moment when you overcome the ...
... just started passing out phone numbers and
introducing us around.
Proverbs 3:27 says, "Do not withhold good from those who need it, when it is in your
power to act." How often have I had the power to act, but my head took
over and I excused it away? I think back to two years ago when I was driving to
West Virginia to visit my dad. I had my kids and three of their friends in the van. On the side of the road we came upon two guys pushing ...
... had spent days by the pool, there was no mention of the need to register guests.That event marked the moment I started looking for times when these two worlds collide. By being a white outsider, I miss so much of what's really happening.
Well, there is so much more on this to be said because I think of these three issues all the time. I think about how can I, as one of the many foreigners coming in, possibly have anything to offer, development wise. Well, I ...
This weekend we went to a resort in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. It was so beautiful! Everyone was speaking to me in spanish and asking if I was from the Dominican Republic. When I would say no they would think I was lying LOL There was a buffet and it felt good to be able to have some American food! I definetely got a tan from being out in the sun and laying on the beach.
We got to go to a club in the ...