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Travel Blogs from Sosua
... or a scrap of cardboard ((which made for an impressive slide into first from seņor). No walks, over the barbed wire is still in, an out of the park hit to the neighboring stores rooftop is an out ( but I did see kids up there to retrieve the ball). Our team sadly came in third for the tournament.
We followed that with a Parade, celebrating the week together. It was nothing that would have worked in America. Many of the Dominican kids are able to scream in a shrill ...
... next car (and that's saying something). She'd negotiate a killer price with the vendors then the rest of the girls would partake in the great prices. Triple win!
One artist/vendor gave me a henna tattoo as a sample, a lovely mariposa. We ran into him afterwards at an ice cream shop and I bought him an ice cream as a thank you. The genuine thanks we both felt for the generosity the other shared held no air of condescension, or awkwardness, ...
... able to 'immerse' her in the culture or fully 'engulf' her in it. Then they grabbed her by the ankles and whoosh--she was immersed!!
Otto and I had arranged for music, dancing, and cake as well. Then seņor Bro told us the traditional parts of a real quincianera, and the kids decided to enact it the next day.
I'm sure it was her most memorable ...
... 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 ...
... helped me find all this stuff. She needed money for food, taxi and a bus and wanted me to pay for all this. I
said no. I explained I found all this myself and she just cried and cried and I was just so confused at why a girl thought I would have to pay her when I did everything myself and we didn't do anything sexual for me to pay her for. I'm proud to say I still have never had sex with a prostitute.