One Ocean Place
Travel Blogs from Sosua
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 ...
... to watch a movie. That, 'if only I were older' feeling, But mine was, 'if only I were braver'.
I paddled to the reef and my wonderful mother offered to come with me to tie up my board. My mom helped me by telling me I was going to be fine and that as long as I stayed calm nothing would happen. So slowly we swam closer to the reef. As we got closer the more fish appeared. I was feeling the way a person with arachnophobia feels when they see a spider. ...
... Not sure why I assumed this, but they were.
Their names are Mike and Toni and they work as travel specialists here in the DR. However, I
can tell you that at that moment, they were on God's errand, because they
allowed God to use them as lights in our very dark world. Within the 5 minute
drive to the church, they made us feel welcome and no longer alone. They told
us about serving opportunities in the area and they invited us to either ...
... is a small pizza, and the kids and I need to eat."
Angel: "But you can go back to the apartment and get some sort of food, he may not have anything else to eat."
"Isn't that the same kid that you just gave some money to cause he came asking?"
Angel: "You don't even really like pizza and you can certainly spare one of your slices."
"Here come his friends. If you give him a piece, you will have to give one to ...
... number 27. After a grueling
hike, we rinsed the booze out of our pours by jumping in the first pool. Now
began our descent jumping and sliding down the natural pools and slides. Thanks
to Will for owning a waterproof camera. One guide was the photographer while
the other gave us direction as to what was safe and how to jump. Alfredo was
our lead and after showing us all how to jump he would of course show of his
skills by swan diving from 30 feet ...