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... who told me he was in Puerto Plata to learn Spanish. Really? Why would anyone pick the Dominican Republic as the place to study Spanish? They speak such a fast and sloppy dialect of it in the Caribbean islands compared to the clearer dialect in Mexico and Andean South America. Well, I guess he wasn’t necessarily learning Dominican, and Puerto Plata has nice beaches which Quito and Medellin and Antigua don’t have.
The Teleferico to the top of Pico Isabel de Torres, ...
... 8221; That’s a presidential
quote I’ve heard referred to many times over the years as an explanation for
American support for brutal dictatorships around the world. For some reason I
thought the quote was Lyndon Johnson’s and had something to do with the Vietnam
War, but I recently learned those were actually Franklin D. Roosevelt’s words
and the ******* he was referring to was Rafael Trujillo.
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 ...
... we were surfing down the waves at over 10kts, we got into our rhythm of 3 hours on and 3 hours off, and our first full 12 hours we did 75 miles,
18/3 the first full day the wind was up and down, one minute we were doing 7 or 8 knots, the next 5 so we couldn’t put up the big yellow beastie, we were broad reaching downwind to keep the speed up which adds about 15 to 20% to the distance but will be quicker and more comfortable, the seas were about ...
... 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 ...