Ria Fortuna

Jardin Deportivo, Cabarete, Dominican Republic | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Cabarete

Our last day of service

A travel blog entry by smitherland on Jun 27, 2014

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... headed to the public school to spend 3 hours painting classrooms. It was hot and exhausting, and tricky to do without water or rags. Once again, however, the kids stepped up with such eagerness, and worked till it was done.
Exhausted, we returned for a simple dinner and a quiet evening. I think I played hearts-- yes, with Adonis. Teaching a new game with lots of rules in another language seemed like 'doing the most' but seņor was able to explain it and we played till lights ...

It's Thursday and nobody's salty

A travel blog entry by smitherland on Jun 26, 2014

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... next car (and that's saying something). She'd negotiate a killer price with the vendors then the rest of the girls would partake in the great prices. Triple win!

One artist/vendor gave me a henna tattoo as a sample, a lovely mariposa. We ran into him afterwards at an ice cream shop and I bought him an ice cream as a thank you. The genuine thanks we both felt for the generosity the other shared held no air of condescension, or awkwardness, ...

Cumpleanos de mi hija

A travel blog entry by smitherland on Jun 25, 2014

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... able to 'immerse' her in the culture or fully 'engulf' her in it. Then they grabbed her by the ankles and whoosh--she was immersed!!

Otto and I had arranged for music, dancing, and cake as well. Then seņor Bro told us the traditional parts of a real quincianera, and the kids decided to enact it the next day.

I'm sure it was her most memorable ...

Oceanic Adventure, Daiquiris and Toes in the Sand

A travel blog entry by craigandsarah on Jul 21, 2013

... to La Boca for a down winder. I jumped in the car to keep her and the adorable pup company.

We dropped the gang off then hopped back in the car to drive to Susi's house to drop off her car and the dog. I met her adorable German parents and could see the resemblance immediately. Her little home compound is an oasis to the craziness on the street. You would never know someone lived there!

We walked ...

Last day of Cabral = THREE hours 'til FREEDOM!

A travel blog entry by borndriven on Feb 15, 2011

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... a vaginal delivery and were introduced to the common practice at Cabral: episiotomies for EVERY VAGINAL DELIVERY. No joke. The three vaginal deliveries we saw today all had anesthetic injected into their private area as soon as they climbed up onto the birthing tables covered in plastic trash bags. It was terrible. The doctors would only let the Moms push for about 2 minutes before they started cutting. And, then, teh outcome is unecessary weakness in the ...


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