Travel Blogs from Sosua
... I'm not used to. As a group all 90 of us walked up and down the neighborhood street making as much noise as possible. Banging on plastic bottles, screaming and cheering for our groups, los torros, las tigers, y los lions. When we made it back to the school we had cake, and Francesca came up and used her English Spanish mix to ask me to find the markers so that we could sign each others shirts. That girl is a natural born leader, and I love thinking about what she'd be up to ...
... country is full of friendly gestures.
After dinner at the hotel, the kids enacted the quincianos ceremony. Which is basically a fake wedding ceremony to celebrate her coming of age. Kayleys fathers, Natalie and Annalore, toasted her and helped her choose her court. They danced ( her pretend husband Caleb promises he'll work on perfecting her waltz soon) and celebrated and then we spent hours preparing items for our group for the last day ...
... 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 ...
... think it comes down to learning to slow down and following God's command in Psalm 46:10 when He says, "Be still, and know that I am God." A big part of that 'knowing' is going to come from remembering that He is God, and I
am not and that is a good thing. Anyways, I challenge you to do the same thing.
Make some time to just be. To be with friends, to be with family or to be alone
with God. And let go. Admit that we don't really have any control anyways and just
enjoy the scenery. ...
... That is on your left hand
side. On your right, you have the bar owners who want you to sit in their spot
with their chairs. They all speak pretty decent English. “I have best price for
you, almost free.” “Sit in my chairs, 99% off.” We became very fluent in two
words, “No Gracias.” But eventually you have to sit somewhere, so we found a
spot we liked and met Alfredo who became our beach guy. Sets up a table for ...