Hostal Luis V
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... important stuff: July 30, 2011. Fridge! and shorts! 9 months in Guasumita it was time for both. I got a mini-fridge and having cold water has never tasted better. Summer in the DR means I needed to stop wearing jeans. Guasumita is very religious and for people to not gossip about me-say I was a slut-respect me it meant working 1st for awhile, before wearing anything that didnīt cover my knees. I had been planning activities around the electricity ...
... in Miami to meet up with Michelle who is inbound from Spain (they would join the rest of the team in Santiago, DR on Tuesday).
3:30pm: On DR soil, clear of customs, and loading 28 people and 50+ bags onto two buses. In the rain.
4:00pm: The bus ride to Santiago begins. And oh, what a ride.
8:30pm: The buses roll in to Hotel Platino, the home-away-from-home for the girls. The boys head on over to Denny's house, where they will be bunking. ...
Today started out with a relaxed breakfast of oatmeal and some Sobrino. It rained all last night and was pretty hard when we were eating breakfast as well. We've lucked out so far, because there hasn't been much rain since we've been here! After, I sat and played fruit ninja on my iPhone until it was time to head to HOMS Hospital. I started playing this game last night and it's a little addictive... We got into the hired guagua, the same we had taken to Cabarete. Then, when ...
... as a light to walk outside to the latrine
-They all know I like to ride horses so some days when I'm sitting around the boys bring me a horse to ride
-I was sat down and interviewed by census people bcause I will be living in the DR for more than 6 months so I'm included in their 2010 census
-Addition to the noises (music, people, chickens, goats) in my house someone gave my mom a cat. It sleeps on top of my suitcase.
-We may or may not ...
ELECTIONS (CONTINUED): A couple blogs back I wrote about the election process here in the Dominican Republic. As a democratic society, it is a somewhat straightforward operation, although people complain no matter the outcome (as they do all over the world). The only problem (well, let's say the biggest problem) is that with uneducated citizens you do not get an understanding of what is important to a community; the political issues become lost ...