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Trip: Sworn In.

There are [25] stories from my trip: Sworn In.


DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | Monday, 11 May 2009 | Views [433] | Comments [7]

This was my day yesterday.....I woke up at around 6, the light pouring into my room, but really waited until 6:30 to get up and try and beat the rush for the bathroom. There are 9 of us, and one bathroom, mostly boys, so you can imagine. It was pretty ... Read more >

Still looking....

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | Tuesday, 5 May 2009 | Views [260] | Comments [3]

Oh dear. Still house-hunting. I walk through the town asking around for an empty (and livable!!) house. There are so many empty houses, but the owners do not rent them, either they live in the capitol and come back for vacation or they are just too afraid ... Read more >

Gallery: March 09

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery

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USA | Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | Views [325] | Comments [2]

March has come and gone. Where do I start? There is so much to tell that I hope I can capture it all in a few lines. February ended with independence day, which is when all the real costumes and masks came out. It sort of reminded of Halloween. The ... Read more >

Gallery: Carnaval - 09

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | Friday, 13 Feb 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Looking for a home.

USA | Friday, 13 Feb 2009 | Views [340] | Comments [2]

I was hoping to move into this cute little orange house near the beach once the other volunteer moved out, but now it looks as if I may be out of luck. The owner is looking into selling it, and I was too confident into thinking that I could easily take ... Read more >

Busy.Being Direct.Time Flies.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | Sunday, 25 Jan 2009 | Views [359] | Comments [4]

It has been a busy month. I am working on my organizational / community diagnostic which I have to present early next month. I am already nervous just thinking about it. The report / presentation has to be in Spanish, to my fellow volunteers. It will ... Read more >

Gallery: Xmas08

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | Monday, 29 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Xmas Week

USA | Monday, 29 Dec 2008 | Views [385]

This last week was spent on pigging out. So much food. No wonder people keep pointing out my gaining weight. On Sunday there was a xmas party with the Junta de Vecinos (neighborhood group) where I overloaded on food, while the others danced to classical ... Read more >

Around town. Computer class.

USA | Monday, 22 Dec 2008 | Views [337] | Comments [2]

Added some new pictures of my walk around town. I managed to pull out one of my other brothers out of the house to walk with me. It was a miracle, since he hates to leave the house. He is attached to his playstation. Reminds me of someone back home...... Read more >

Gallery: Facilitating

USA | Sunday, 21 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Around town 12-08

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | Sunday, 21 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Laguna Limon.

USA | Monday, 15 Dec 2008 | Views [331] | Comments [1]

Saturday’s fundraising trip out to the laguna was successful. It started off to a rocky start, as the bus hadn’t arrived by 8:30 as planned to take the members and their guests out to the laguna, and we couldn’t reach the driver. He has no cell phone ... Read more >

Gallery: BV-trip to Laguna Limon

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | Monday, 15 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Teaching. Trip.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | Views [289] | Comments [2]

Somehow I agreed to teach an English class, and now I don’t know what I was thinking at the time. I am not a teacher, and teaching a language is pretty difficult. They tell me: But you know English, right? It’s easy. Yeah, ... Read more >


USA | Thursday, 11 Dec 2008 | Views [240]

Random pictures, from the bites on my legs, to the cemetery on the day of the dead (nov 1), to thanksgiving and everything in between. 

Gallery: Random

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | Thursday, 11 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Thanksgiving. Work.

USA | Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | Views [322] | Comments [1]

This is something I had been working on, but my internet is not that reliable now, as it all depends on whether or not the guy in charge of the building is working and if we have luz, so it may be old news...but here goes: Normal ... Read more >

A few more pix

USA | Thursday, 27 Nov 2008 | Views [286] | Comments [1]

Lucky me. I am in the capitol and so I have been able to upload a few more pictures. Not too many, but its better than nothing. Most of them are of either my new home, or my gua-gua ride into my little pueblo.

Moldy Me.

USA | Wednesday, 26 Nov 2008 | Views [360] | Comments [2]

The other day I took out a pair of pants to wear and I found spots, little white moist spots. Mold. I hadn’t worn the pants in probably a month, and so they were molding in the closet. I had been warned about this, but my clothes ... Read more >

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