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-Courts For Kids!! March 2-March9
I finished my service last October, but filled out papers to stay 6 months longer. I filled out those papers after I had filled out a Courts for Kids application (you can look them up on google), but did not know if a group was going to be able to come before I left. LUCKILY...at the end of December...they told me they were COMING!!!
-I have been organizing ...
... the island of Hispanolia and the Americas in 1492. It is also home to the first cathedral in the Americas, the first monastery in the Americas AND the first fortress in the Americas. So THAT'S pretty cool. We were also lucky enough to have a local follow us along on our tour. Make sure to look for her in my pictures (hint: she has four legs and honey colored fur).
Days are really starting to fade into each other.... I think I've been in the sun for too long! Last Monday, kati's mom took us all out to lunch at Adrian's. It was great- the food, conversation, and sitting right on the sea. On Friday, Kati and I went to Blue Mall to see the Kings Speech. My sister had told me that it's the nicest, yet most expensive mall in santo Domingo, and she wasn't kidding..... I wouldn't shop at most of the stores, ...
... until they ran out and not everyone had one. The people left and the kids were told more presents would come tomorrow. I felt so sad seeing the kids I knew from Guazumita , that had written letters, without presents. The teachers were telling the kids that wrote letters how good they were because they knew hwo to write and that's why they got presents, even though not all of them did and some of the kids that didn't write letters ...
... I went to bed early... A lot of the girls went out with some local guys ( Nina, a girl who's in my program, her best friend was here last semester and hung out with these guys a lot) and had a really good time.
Sunday we had a little excursion to a place called Boca de Nigua- where we saw some ruins of an old sugar refinery (there was a big slave rebellion there), a religious altar in a woman's home (she can communicate with the spirits- ...