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Travel Blogs from Sosua
... came back to see her in 10 years. We signed shirts, many kids asking for phone numbers and about novios. Rachel got a wonderful note in English calling her a 'better friend,' and a 'person honey' which we all cherished.
Kayley was the last to say goodbye, and had the sweetest hug for Marybella, the 3 year old who easily befriended each of us.
That was my moment. Making the connections with all of the kids this week has been so world changing to me. But watching ...
... and rest as we digest). The resting has mostly been playing cards or walking next door to la centro de dulce for snacks. On our first day there the owner invited us behind the counter, and next to the snack food I saw she was prepping a dead chicken on the top of a cardboard box!
After lunch we went back for a quick change then off to the beach, for a bonus excursion.
Sucking up that part of the culture felt so lucky. The kids were such ...
... of their starting price.
After shopping we had dinner at the hotel, and threw a quincianos party for Kayley
The teachers insisted on giving her the maximum interpretation on the Dominican tradition of splashing water in the face of the birthday girl-- they decided to surprise her with a toss in the pool. They pulled her aside with an apology for ...
... a four year old who suffers
with a very weak immune system and run a program that feeds between 200-400
children three times a week.
It seems that different things attract different people, but almost unanimously, they have
said that they were attracted by the slower pace of life. At first glance, the
pace doesn't seem all that much slower. In fact, as your zipping in and out of
traffic, feeling a bit like you are in some video game come to life, ...
... and sliding through. They hook you up with a life jacket, a helmet, and shoes if you don't have ones suited for the water, and you hike through the jungle to get to the first waterfall. It was really fun climbing around the waterfalls, and it was nice to be directed by the guides exactly where to jump (some of them got a bit higher than I would normally do) so you knew you would be crashing into a rock or anything. I lack a waterproof camera, ...