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Trip: Preparing for the Dominican Republic

There are [7] stories from my trip: Preparing for the Dominican Republic


Taking off

USA | Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | Views [409] | Comments [5]

Today we finished our second day of orientation. There is a group of 50 of us - a big class, and I am one of the oldest volunteers. More like the third oldest, but still kinda funny. Oh well. The oldest volunteer currently serving is 72, which is pretty ... Read more >


Staging in Miami

USA | Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | Views [252] | Comments [1]

So I finally arrived in Miami, after a super long trip. And it has only begun. I am stuck in the hotel, since there is a hurricane watch. Never been through this, (I only know earthquakes) so hurricanes seem pretty scary to me. I can't get over how hot ... Read more >


Mail

USA | Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | Views [325] | Comments [1]

Please write!! Snail mail is always fun... Christina Marino, PCV         Cuerpo de Paz Avenida Bolivar 451, Gazcue Apartado 1412 Santo Domingo Dominican Republic it is also recomended that packages be sent in padded envelopes in order to avoid ... Read more >


Thank you!!

USA | Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | Views [383] | Comments [4]

Hey all - just wanted to say thank you for all of the love and support you have given me throughout the last few hectic weeks...THANKS for coming to hang out. I will miss you...


Less than a week....

USA | Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | Views [359] | Comments [1]

In less than a week I will find myself in orientation and on my way to the Dominican Republic - SCARY!! I never thought time would go by so fast, but it is almost here. I still feel as if I am just going on vacation, and will be back at my desk processing ... Read more >


So much to do, so little time...

USA | Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | Views [328] | Comments [1]

How am I supposed to fit two years of my life in only 80 lbs of luggage? This is impossible for the girl who overpacks even for an overnight trip - I just never know what I might need...especially when I don't know what to expect. I don't know how ... Read more >


Roller-coaster

USA | Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | Views [363] | Comments [1]

What a roller coaster of emotions. I am excited, nervous, scared, amazed, and at times, feel like I am going to puke my guts out. This started when I found out about my assignment a few weeks ago. After all this time of waiting and wondering where ... Read more >