Hostal Nicolas de Ovando-Mgallery
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We have officially made it to the DR! We found our rooms! Are a yummy dinner, and are preparing for tomorrow! Our drive from the airport was dark, but the road paralleled the water. I can't wait to see it in the light! We have wifi in the hotel (still can't believe this is such a nice hotel!) I am being spoiled this trip! First day at the hospital tomorrow! Meeting everyone and getting a lay of the land! Can't wait to get started! Good night everyone! Traveling done for now... ...
... font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;">We met a girl from Texas, who is now living in Philly, Her name is Alix. And a guy from Estonia who was in DR for a month up north Kite Surfing. His name is Tarvo. And another guy from Chile (I think.. maybe it was Argentina) who I would find out later was an excellent dancer! His name was Daniel. There were also 2 people from Germany (I forget their names :-/) and another girl from Argentina named Maria.
... less eventful than last year's ride.
4:15pm: Once we arrive in Santiago, we stop off for supper at a local pizza hut. Pepperoni (and cheese) pizza and grape fanta with real sugar definitely hit the spot after a long day of travel.
5:30pm: The buses roll in to Hotel Platino, the home-away-from-home for a few of the girls. The rest of the group heads on over to Denny's house, where they will be bunking.
... from Santo Domingo-the capital-that live in rooms at the field in Yamasa), which I'm told these games have been their 1st time playing with that big of a team. Now we're trying to schedule games for when scouts come out to Yamasa.
*Favorite Project: Having connected my girls' volleyball team with 2 young trainers from Yamasa that come every Saturday to give practice. They have even picked a few of my girls to go play on ...
... everyone knows about them from nearby communities. Rumor is 1 invites certain peopel from the community to go to a nearby cemetery and raise the dead and go for a walk. I've told everyone to tell her I don't ever want to be invited.
-May 12th: all volunteer conference (I have no idea what happens at the conference)
-May 16th-20th: I go to Batey 9 (in Barahona) because Spanish does me no good. I go to learn the language that I really need. Creole. A batey has ...