Hotel Residence D'Piero
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I'm so tired today that I cAn barely write. After a week filled with back to back work and extra excursions, it all culminated today. Beginning last night we were all admitting to feeling like we missed home, it's comforts, and were weary, uncomfortable, tired, or maybe a bit sick from/ of some aspect of our trip. For me it was a few things. The difficulty in communicating with my family was tough. The inconvenience of the internet and desire to fully experience the trip ...
... that we made the most of all the time we had.
At the I was introduced to Aline's mad skills in the area of bartering. All of the vendors wanted me to direct the group to shop there wares. We were approached by vendors with hats, jewelry, fresh fruit, massage, cigars, braiding skills, and henna. The kids were not really interested in shopping, but Aline felt like bartering just for fun. This girls a natural, I'm bringing her with me to ...
... of their starting price.
After shopping we had dinner at the hotel, and threw a quincianos party for Kayley
The teachers insisted on giving her the maximum interpretation on the Dominican tradition of splashing water in the face of the birthday girl-- they decided to surprise her with a toss in the pool. They pulled her aside with an apology for ...
... for a sport, and she brought out my competitive and silly side all at once.
Joel, also 10, is an instigator. He's extremely athletic, seeing this kid play baseball is jaw dropping, and quite smart in a too cool for school sort of way.
Charlina is attentive and attractive. She learned how to make friendship bracelets in 10 minutes, and then proceeded to teach me.
Alex, Junior, Otto, Raudy are all natural born ...
... who introduced us to even
more new friends. And He gave us an amazing example of what it truly means to
be the hands and feet of God. Mike and Toni did not wonder if they should give
us a ride, they just stopped and offered. They did not discuss whether or not
they should open their home to four perfect strangers, they just invited us to
stay. They did not take some time to get to know us before they attempted to
get us plugged into ...