Now I have to write a “favorites list” about the Dominican Republic that does not include La Sirena (the Dominican version of a Wal Mart Super Center). Here are the top 5 things I loved about the Dominican Republic while working there as a summer student adventure / community service trip guide last summer for […]
Back in June I wrote about my onsite staff training for Rustic Pathways this summer in San Pedro de Macorís about 40 minutes from Santo Domingo on the southern coast of the Dominican Republic. I spent the weekend with Jasmine and Piña down in San Pedro getting to know the bateyes– the communities on sugar […]
While taking students on a tour of Santo Domingo’s colonial zone, we would often take a jaunt over to see “Los Tres Ojos.” I liked to not tell the students what Tres Ojos are, because I liked seeing their surprised reaction upon arriving. I surely was surprised the first time I went to Los Tres […]
Obviously I had limited internet access all summer while working for Rustic Pathways in the Dominican Republic. In order to catch up, my first order of business is to write about the exhilarating experience of shopping in La Sirena. Our country director Harry had his office a few blocks from the Blue Mall in Santo […]
Being a trip leader for Rustic Pathways student international travel group certainly has its perks. Monday night I arrived in Santo Domingo, met my other co-leaders, and our country director Harry took us out to dinner in the colonial zone. We stayed at a cool hostel, and then Tuesday morning we drove 3 hours northwest […]
Sunday afternoon on the malecon in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.