Lifestyle Hacienda Villas Del Mar
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... found out the day before that we would be having it for lunch. After pizza at the lazy dog, we got back on the bus and headed 15 minutes down the road to Sosua. In Sosua, I went souvenir shopping at the market and then jumped in the crystal clear water with all my friends. For some reason, the Sosua beach side looks a lot like Greece. That was an observation many people made, even Olivia, who was in Greece earlier this summer. The water ...
... Olivia. There was someone in the middle seat separating me and Claire. Claire was behind Katya who was in the same row as Olivia. Then across the aisle in the aisle seat was Adele. Those are the people that ended up being in my room and nobody else from GLA was near us on the plane. It's not like we all got super close on the plane, it just ended up being our room by chance! I find it funny. I can't wait for an exciting day at Cabarete tomorrow! Go wifi! ...
... of tension in the country right now so it's rude to ask if someone is Haitian or Dominican. I avoided that topic which was easy because everyone here speaks Spanish. I then experienced another traumatic scenario where I went to a market and everyone was trying to get me and the rest of the group to buy things from their store. I promised my friend Ramona I would go to her store but instead I was grabbed by somebody else and literally was dragged by the arm to her store. ...
Today, for the first time, we took the initiative and went to a school and did a craft with
the preschool class without anyone holding our hands! Considering that the kids
and the teachers all speak Creole and only broken Spanish and almost no English,
this was a big step. We were all very nervous because the teachers did not even
know we were coming and so it felt funny to burst in on their class, but the
teacher was actually very glad to have us and a huge ...
... after our messy day and enjoyed a nice dinner with the community again. Some even got to witness the "cleaning of the chicken" that would become
our lunch the next day. I respectfully chose to pass on that
activity... We spent the evening relaxing with the community (in the dark since the power goes out each evening) and playing dominos (VERY popular in the DR) and cards.
All in all, it was an amazing experience to be able to work with the ...