Kite Beach Hotel
Travel Blogs from Cabarete
... hug this little girl with all her might as a final goodbye brought tears to my eyes. I cannot even put into words the pride and joy that I felt at that moment, but I'm so thankful to have witnessed it.
We walked to el camiente one last time for a fish fry. It looked like fish had come straight from the river and into the fryer, and those who had it loved it. I got a special bacon like side dish with beans and rice.
We went back to the hotel to cool off for an ...
... 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 ...
... it as a lucky hat.
After our day with the kids we had a quick dip in the pool and delivered our donations and supplies to Dream.
Otto took us shopping for souvenirs-- that was interesting. The kids had been taught about bartering and some were anxious to try their skills. Many were very good. I thought I was impressive for buying handmade wooden spoons for ...
... the hombres how to really play euchre, and the kids were ready for bed by 9.
Tomorrow we will paint a school building, set up camp, and go on a jungle tour. (Deet, you and I will become best buds!)
The kids I am traveling with are wonderful, and I'm looking forward to getting to know them all better this week. My favorite one walked with me on the beach for a while ;-) ...
... not skin deep.
The comparison method is popular when measuring how much a person, family, town, or nation has. My friends had me compare what they had to the other countries I had visited. I was doing the same, nearly everyday. I see other people, all around me comparing what Dominicans have to what people have in their home countries. My own comparison syndrome has really started to fade recently. I read a supposed Mark Twain quote on somebody's Facebook page the other ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet