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Volunteering in the DR

Trip: Training

There are [7] stories from my trip: Training

Made it back. Tigueres.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | Saturday, 18 Oct 2008 | Views [463] | Comments [2]

I made it back to the capital. This morning I woke up cold and with a sore throat. I was dreading taking the cold bucket bath, but my dear host mom boiled some water so I could have a warm bath. She knew I had been feeling sick. I had forgotten how nice ... Read more >

Wrapping up

USA | Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | Views [313] | Comments [3]

I have to pack today. On Saturday I am going back to the capital for a few days, and then I am off to visit my future site. Wherever that is. Who knows. It makes for an anxious me. These last five weeks in the campo just flew by. It is a mixture of events ... Read more >


DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | Saturday, 11 Oct 2008 | Views [367] | Comments [5]

This morning I woke up and figured that I would clean up some of the mess I have left on the dresser only to find that there were rat droppings all over my stuff. So gross. I had to clean it up, and boil some of my stuff just in case (soap dish, toothbrush/holder).... Read more >

Volunteer Visit: Moto Ride. Wine. Hitchhiking.

USA | Sunday, 5 Oct 2008 | Views [375] | Comments [4]

I have just come back from my volunteer visit. It was nice to see how an actual volunteer lives, and she has a very nice (and super bright green!) house in the campo. It started out with my first motorcycle ride into town. Actually I got to ride on three ... Read more >

New Pig Lesson. Menthol and Salt.

USA | Saturday, 4 Oct 2008 | Views [350] | Comments [4]

The other day I came home to find my host mom full of muddy crap standing in the kitchen, reeking - and not in a good way. I thought she was just cleaning out the pigpen, but then she told me she had just castrated the pigs all by herself. It was the ... Read more >

Avocados!?! Crickets. Museum Field Trip.

USA | Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | Views [373] | Comments [8]

Hungry? Avocados are everywhere around here. There is definitely not a shortage, nor will there ever be one. They are huge too, and are usually served at every meal. It grossed me out at first, and I couldn´t figure out why all the volunteers were going ... Read more >

My New Family. Pigs, Flies, & Mosquitos.

USA | Saturday, 27 Sep 2008 | Views [308] | Comments [4]

I finally made it to a little agricultural town outside of Moca, in the northern part of the DR. It is so much quieter and even more green than the capital. I love it. Even the people are friendlier. My new family is interesting, where the men spend most ... Read more >