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Travel Blogs from La Romana
... a director who kept changing his mind as to how he wanted the scene to be acted. Quicker (so they spoke quicker), slower, sadder etc. Hilarity ensued.
Then dinner arrived, felt a bit guilty as I was eating the food and yet I didn't really know the couple that well and it was their engagement party, something pretty personal! The food was nice though, had meatball with lots of spices, chicken thing in pastry, rice (of ...
Today's my birthday and the group wished me happy birthday this morning. Then we had a pretty intense meeting.After this, I spoke with Mum, Dad and my sister. I opened the cards from them and also the present from one of my friends which was a magnetic photo frame with a photo she'd printed off of all of us. I've put it up in my room. Had a more relaxing afternoon and made myself fried pork with guacamole for my birthday dinner, followed by cheese crisps for ...
Went to La Romana yesterday to get some food shopping. On the journey back on the guagua, I ended up getting preached at by some guy who wanted me to go to church. He sat down next to me on the bus and 15 minutes into the journey he asks me "are you Christian?" not "do you speak spanish" or "where are you from" but "are you christian?" I answer, no. He replies "but you should believe in God, Jesus loves you". I just say ok, and look outside at the window, not ...
...someone calls me Victoria instead of Vicky. Today I mainly worked on the volunteer manual but we had a nice and light discussion at lunch about...racism.
It was actually very interesting and shocking at the same time. Here there are a variety of words just to describe the colour of your skin and each ...
... all finished filling our stomachs with the last vestiges of American food before we head off. AirTran 1223 leaves at 1312 as we transition from drivers to passengers for the next 7 days. I suspect this will be a grand ride for all of us. We should have everything we need. Sharon got her Venti Starbucks and we were able to squeeze Page's 36oz shampoo bottle into one of the bags marked "critical medical relief supplies". Oh... So more formal intros to the team in the next ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility