The Palace at Playa Grande
Travel Blogs from Rio San Juan
... or a scrap of cardboard ((which made for an impressive slide into first from seņor). No walks, over the barbed wire is still in, an out of the park hit to the neighboring stores rooftop is an out ( but I did see kids up there to retrieve the ball). Our team sadly came in third for the tournament.
We followed that with a Parade, celebrating the week together. It was nothing that would have worked in America. Many of the Dominican kids are able to scream in a shrill ...
... that and other important teenage vernacular from Aline and his other instructors (#swag, #tagsforlikes, #myB (that may be from the early 90's), #r/t (he doesn't actually understand that one yet))
The heat is quite grueling to us ('you gringos sure drink a lot of water' was over heard), but there's rarely a complaint even while working.
We've been outside or in open air classrooms from 9-3 each day ( with a 2 hour break to walk ...
... 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 ...
... m the oldest, by far.
In fact I'm the only American mama, and I think the teens are at least slightly comforted by the fact that I'm here. (Side note of proof: We played a game last night where we had to describe a secret member of the group as if he/she was a _____ what would they be and why. One of the quieter kids called me a fruit milkshake because at first he didn't know why I (it?) would be here, but now he realizes that it just ...
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