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Its my last day as a volunteer at 180 Grados in Guaymate and we had a farewell get together by going to the river. Unfortunately yudelka wasn't feeling too well, another case of Chikungunya! (Side note: only the dominicans would write a song about Chikungunya in the dembo style - very fast-paced and popular in all the clubs) It was nice and relaxing to swim in the river and we had lunch of fried ham with plantains and a type of potato whose name I can't recall. Then got back ...
... so it would be good publicity for the charity and issue in general.I finished and send the article off today (with the help of Dad to send it due to the slow internet here!)The charity will also publish it on their website! They have asked me to translate it into Spanish, although I think this may be a bit of a challenge. I'm going to try but not sure how it'll go!
The former volunteer's two photographer friends went back to Santo Domingo today, and 5 other friends of hers replaced them! We had lunch together with Ricky, Yudelka and Eduardo, which was a bit chaotic cooking for 10! Afterwards I went with Ama and her friends to see the gagá in Guaymate. There were different groups from different bateys playing and the crowds were huge! Never seen Guaymate so busy before, not even during the ...
... between an elderly man and the youngsters as to who could twirl a baton for longest whilst dancing and doing fancy tricks. The youngsters were rubbish! There's a great atmosphere of danncing and music with loads of noise, whistling and drums banging, trumpets playing. Went to bed knackered from so much noise and music but looking forward to seeing the gagá in Guaymate town the next ...
... partying started. A local band rocked the beach and then amongst it all a troop of Dominican dancers and characters appeared and rocked the place! Following that there was a troop of fire breathing acrobats on the beach. All very special. We made it to the second coach left at 12.30am and when we arrived back to our hotel it was pouring!! Now up and getting ready for the pool party (assuming our taxi finds it). Over and out ...
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