Barcelo Santo Domingo
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... beer and showed me round. I feel as though I've joined a Dominican family for the next few days. She showed me a map of the Colonial Zone and pointed out the main sights and a bit of the history. The walls which surrounded the area was to keep pirates out and the street we are on is where one part of the wall was, but most of it has been knocked down. You can still see some parts of it today though on the street and in other parts of the city.
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... made the experiences special, though, was the component of integration and the connectedness we felt with the people of Guasumita. Construction jobs and volleyball are pretty common, casual activities but getting to do them with the children and elders and everyone in between was ...
... include them in my projects. So they were invited to English classes. I was offering the class to people 14 years old and up, who could read and right. Pretty much everyone has difficulty reading Spanish no matter what their age, but people under 14 are still learning to read/write. I knew pretty well the people under 14 that could read/write and told them they were invited to the class. The reunion the 16th was to figure out what days/times people wanted class.
... spot... Which resulted in a lot of extra walking.
That night, a big group of us went to "Enredados" (tangled). It was so good! And it helped that Tuesdays and Wednesdays are 50 peso movies- thts less than $1.50!! Dominicans are a lot of fun to watch movies with too- the crowd gets so into it- laughing, clapping, yelling at the screen.... It was one of my best movie experiences ever (and 100% in Spanish!).
... and other volunteer abroad opportunities (though the current economic situation definitely helped spark that interest). Overall, it just really opened me up to the idea to actually returning back home. I'm still debating extending my service another 6-8 months here in the DR, but as the end nears and applications for graduate school programs approach, it would be nice to be back in the country I know and love.
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