Playa Sans Souci Hotel
Travel Blogs from Cabarete
... one of the most beautiful beaches in the world
... enough of a threat to the dictator that he had them murdered.
There is now a book and movie about the sisters called "In the Time of the Butterflies".
The house where the sisters lived in the 10 months before their assassination is now a museum that we went to visit. We got to see some of their clothes, their rooms, and beautiful gardens decorated with butterflies. The highlight of the trip, ...
... is very often some form of plantains: mashed with onions (called "mangu"), boiled, or cut in pieces and fried (called "tostones") and something else listed above. Fun fact: when I'm asked if I want a "sandwich" that is defined as ham and cheese on toasted bread with ketchup and mayo. Don't get me wrong, I love ketchup, but I can't do it on a sandwich. I learned pretty quickly to ask for ...
Volunteer Visit Part 1
Posted: 26 Mar 2011 10:00 AM PDT
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On Thursday, I left Santo Domingo for the first time. One of my activities
as a trainee is to go visit a volunteer assigned to me by the Assistant
Peace Corps ...
... surgery team (from Washington University in St. Louis, Missourri) performed surgery. This group comes for a week each year and performs surgeries on people identified in the community before they arrived (see below).
The singing preceeded the prayers lead by Father Bill, dressed in convertible breathable pants and his priest's stole, and the prayers ended in a lot of singing and hugging! The Dominicans are very friendly and ...