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... 3 Canadians and one American were joined by the pastor's wife Rosa and his three sons Chris, Jeremy and Roderick. We had a great time splashing around in the water, building sandcastle and covering each other in sand an making each other into serinas (mermaids). We also enjoyed some refreshing Pineapple drinks as we soaked up the sun.
On Sunday we went to church at TEARS School. Even though ...
Spent the morning at the Centro Leon Museum in Santiago.
The three exhibits focused on the anthropological aspects of the Dominican culture, some of the country's art, as well as a photography exhibit by the acclaimed Dominican photographer, Apeco.
Here are some pictures we ...
... the information so all we picked up was from pictures. This country has a rich history with many wars. The monument had displays on each that portrayed the country's bloody past. At the top of the monument we were able to look out over the city in all directions.
I am excited to learn more about the people that live here now and the unique struggles they face. The amount of poverty even within this city has surprised me. However the people are kind ...
... dark, so went back onboard and had a few beers.
23/3 Pabo bought the fuel boat alongside and refueled us and also left a nice looking second hand dinghy for us to look at, we also agreed to do the waterfall tour on Sunday
after this we went ashore and walked up Luperon high st, very third world and Spanish mixed, we had a lunch of rice, beans and chicken for 125 pesos (Pds1.10) we then went to a glorious bar “Wendy’s Bar”, rustic, but ...
... 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 ...