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Apr 11, 2013 - Catching up on the past week

Almost another week down, and I realize there are still so many things I haven’t even shared about yet! So here’s a run-down of some important things for you all to hear about: • The guaguas: A guagua is a form of public transportation in the Dominican Republic, and although my friends who have been to the DR in the past had told me all about them before I left, I still didn’t fully grasp the craziness or hilarity of what they are exactly until I experienced it. A guagua is essentially an 11 passenger van that has had extra seats put in,...

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Apr 7, 2013 - Si Dios quiere

Ok, so I realize now that not writing in a week is really difficult, because there is SO MUCH to share after only 7 days! So to help break it up for you all a bit, I’m going to put in multiple entries with each one talking about a different part of my trip thus far. So here goes! The largest, most impactful, amazing experience that I will have on this trip will most certainly be Angeles de CONANI. This is an orphanage in Santiago where approximately 75-100 children and young adults live together with the large majority of these kids with...

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Mar 31, 2013 - ¡Estoy aquí!

Bienvenidos a la República Dominicana! I successfully arrived in Santiago, Dominican Republic (DR), on Saturday night with no problems: met up with my group of classmates and a few professionals/professors in Miami, we all flew to the DR and made it through customs smoothly, received my luggage (all intact!), and even spoke a few Spanish words to the workers at the airport. It was fairly late when we arrived and everyone was tired from a full day of traveling, so we just had a quick introduction to our new home and then headed to bed. The...

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