The Palace at Playa Grande
Travel Blogs from Rio San Juan
... the 70's, I don't feel old because of that. Spending this time with these younger playful and energetic people has revitalized the youth in me. I feel connected to the teachers and the kids in a way that would not have so easily happened at home.
Beyond all of that, we're here for one last day with the neighborhood kids and everyone was feeling a mix of emotions about that. Sadness, accomplishment, happiness, gratefulness for what we do have, and hope. ...
... 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, ...
... it as a lucky hat.
After our day with the kids we had a quick dip in the pool and delivered our donations and supplies to Dream.
Otto took us shopping for souvenirs-- that was interesting. The kids had been taught about bartering and some were anxious to try their skills. Many were very good. I thought I was impressive for buying handmade wooden spoons for ...
It's only our second day at camp, and it already feels like we've been doing this for years. "Estamos juntos" is what a director will yell after giving instruction, we will all echo "juntos estamos." It translates as "Are we together? Together we are." (Side note: Echo shouts are quite common: "allelu-" "-ya!" "Silen-" "-cio")
Each one of us feels like we've made a connection with one or more of the community members. ( thanks seņor Braun ...
It is very late but I wanted to update everyone a bit on our trip. It has been an amazing two days. Yesterday, we worked from 8:30 to 6 pm, painting the windows and bars throughout the upstairs of the church in El Factor. This was very time consuming because we had to clean every bar, paint them with a red anti rust paint and then go back over everything with multiple coats of white paint. We also painting all ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking