Official day one has come to an end here in la República Dominicana! We’re having great fun, and only half of us are sunburnt. We went out to spend some time walking around this evening to explore the community. We caught some gorgeous views and priceless moments. As we were walking, some boys were going by us, and seeing as there aren’t a lot of white people around on a daily basis, we hear “Blancos, Blancos! That’s as blancos as they come.” We, of course, found some humor in the way they reacted to us, however, there was also a little weirdness in that moment because it isn’t everyday that we’re the ones sticking out like sore thumbs.
We also had the amazing opportunity to help our hosts cook dinner tonight. Our meal consisted of delicious rice, chicken, fried plantains, salad, avocados, and some other delectable veggies. Even though they didn’t want us to help them, they eventually caved in and we were able to learn about some authentic Dominican cooking. We’re beginning to wonder how we’re going to go back to eating the food back home. Maybe we’ll be able to cook a full meal by the end of the week. If not, maybe we can convince the family to come back with us!
And one last highlight from today: it is now called “catchup”.
Check back in to catch up on what this GCP group does next. Ha. See what I did there?