Flamenco Beach Resort
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I'm so tired today that I cAn barely write. After a week filled with back to back work and extra excursions, it all culminated today. Beginning last night we were all admitting to feeling like we missed home, it's comforts, and were weary, uncomfortable, tired, or maybe a bit sick from/ of some aspect of our trip. For me it was a few things. The difficulty in communicating with my family was tough. The inconvenience of the internet and desire to fully experience the trip ...
... 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 ...
... of their starting price.
After shopping we had dinner at the hotel, and threw a quincianos party for Kayley
The teachers insisted on giving her the maximum interpretation on the Dominican tradition of splashing water in the face of the birthday girl-- they decided to surprise her with a toss in the pool. They pulled her aside with an apology for ...
... of the coolest parts was seeing a cocoa pod picked right from the tree. Hopefully the picture (credit to Ms. Alex Hall) helps in the description, but after the cocoa pod is opened, there are cocoa beans that are covered in a white coating. The white coating can be eaten and is very sweet. Inside the white part is the cocoa bean (which is very bitter) and is roasted to make chocolate. So we finished our tour and ate dinner with the community.
Day 2: The ...
... the rest of the day. Further, the fact that the residents had no attending, were not doing the procedure correctly, and were singing and So loud while the patient lay naked on the table was appalling.
So, I am still at a place where I feel uncomfortable with the idea of being in a hospital outside of the US.
We got Off at 12:30 and found a bus stop bench to eat our lunch on. Prior to that, we stopped by the cafeteria to ...
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