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Trip: Arrived!

There are [7] stories from my trip: Arrived!

Blame it on the rain.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | Wednesday, 10 Sep 2008 | Views [333] | Comments [3]

Our trip was cancelled today because it has been raining practically non-stop, which means landslides and dangerous roads, if not washed away. Oh well. I was looking forward to seeing something different, but I won't have to wait for long. We leave for ... Read more >


USA | Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | Views [353] | Comments [3]

I was finally able to upload some pictures, although I am having trouble entering in the descriptions, so I will try and point out some of the people in them by memory! You will notice my handy dandy mosquito net, which I cannot live without. There is ... Read more >

Gallery: My barrio / Entrena

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | Photo Gallery

First few weeks in the DR
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My New Roommate. Car Washes.

USA | Sunday, 7 Sep 2008 | Views [416] | Comments [6]

I thought my biggest fear was cockroaches, but now I have found a new one. I did not sleep Thursday night. I woke up from a nightmare (thanks to my Malaria pills) and then felt like I was going to puke. I guess the food did not sit well, or I ate way ... Read more >

No water! Chisme. Motoconchos.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | Monday, 1 Sep 2008 | Views [396] | Comments [7]

Yesterday we finally got water, but it only lasted a day. All of this time we have been using large buckets of water that have been stored for when this happens. My host mom woke up at 4 am to check the water (because we had heard from down the street ... Read more >

Guaguas, Carros Publicos, Little Creatures

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | Views [445] | Comments [4]

I´ve been told that there is an organized public transportation, but I have yet to see it, or at least it is so very confusing to me. We were taught how to take the guaguas or busses and the carro publicos to and from home and school. We did this all ... Read more >

Humidity, Rabies, Malaria Pills and Mosquito Nets

USA | Sunday, 24 Aug 2008 | Views [1014] | Comments [9]

This is my third day in country and it is SUPER hot and humid. I feel like I havn't taken a shower. The first day we arrived was crazy. First of all, our plane was an hour and a half late, which meant we were at the airport for almost 5 hours. Too long ... Read more >