Blog

Here you can read our blog, as written by our volunteers, about their work, experiences and life in the Dominican Republic. As well as reading about Guasa and the bateyes, you can read some more topical posts on aspects of Dominican life.

Recent posts

Story of the week: Banana production

In December, it was made public that banana crop growth in the Dominican Republic might be in danger from the fungus Black Sigatoka. Angel Estevez, the Agriculture minister, assured that the fungus does not pose a threat to the banana crop production in the Dominican Republic at this time, as...
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Fiesta Patronales

One of the biggest celebrations of the year just started in Guasa. In general the tradition go back to Catholic beliefs and religion. The celebrations are called patronales because of the patron saint of the town, a Catholic saint called Inmaculada Concepcion. She was chosen by the Catholic community or church....
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Final Exams & Bailey

I just finished my second last week of classes at my schools. I ended up splitting their final exam into two different parts so that it wouldn’t be so much material to study for all at once . I gave the first exam and most of the students thought it went pretty...
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Our third weekend: July 8 – 10

Friday Exhausted after a long week of teaching, we were excited to have the day off on Friday.  While Megan took advantage of this to sleep in a bit (although it’s impossible to sleep in too late here — there are too many roosters and children running around), Siân woke...
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Our sixth weekend: July 29-31

Friday After a horrible week we consoled ourselves with the knowledge that we were going to spend the weekend in Bávaro, a popular tourist destination next to Punta Cana. We’d been invited to stay with Siân’s friend, Linda, who she met through Cicila last year. In order to get as...
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