Trip Start Feb 2007
26Trip End Apr 2009
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Next week, I am going to visit another Peace Corps Volunteer, who is in Special Education, also. She lives about 2 hours north of the the Capitol, in the mountains. It's a cooler region, so that will be nice. The temp has been really good so far; it's not the crazy humid time of the year and when it's mid 70's here, everyone is freezing. I even wore my sweatshirt the other night, so I felt a little wussy, but you just get used to it being 80's and everything else is freezing :) But I will have to get to her site by myself and figure everything out, so I'm a little nervous about it, but it will be a good test of my Spanish and transportation abilities. I'll spend 3.5 days with her, so I'm really looking forward to the visit. Then the next week, we leave for our other training site, which is on the beach....yay! We will be there for 5 weeks, and then we will come back to the Capitol for the last three weeks.
Ok, thanks for all the emails! It's so nice to hear from people, seriously. Oh, I have also been told that if people want to call me here they should look into Skype. It's an internet thing, and it's free to download. To call the Dominican is like .11 cents, which is pretty good, and it's free to call computer to computer. I don't know if calling cards are a better price than that, so whatever works the best. Calls are great, so good to hear people's voices. I'm trying to get stamps, which is more of a process than I thought, but I will start mailing letters and stuff, so let me know if it ever gets there. I think it's like 3 weeks to get to the US. And packages, I do not expect for you guys to send me packages, really, but if you do, they say to send it in a padded envelope, like a manila one or whatever. Or else the tax for us to receive a big package is too much or people open it or it's just not good...so padded envelopes are the way to go. I don't need rat poison yet! :) But I have been killing my fair share of cockroaches in the middle of the night when I go to the bathroom! Quick note, there is a rooster that is at the house right next to mine....Ok, so this rooster has some issues. He crows ALL night long. I can usually sleep through that cause I am so tired, but he always wakes me up at like 4 am. I hate him, and am trying to figure out how to get him to the chicken plant very soon. I would have never guessed that my biggest complaint would be a stinkin rooster!
Ok, that's my venting for the day :) I'll try to post pictures next time. Take care, guys. Hasta luego....