Friday, July 3, 2009

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

We arrived safely in the Dominican Republic on Wednesday. We spent that night in a Catholic retreat center that was large, but also somewhat reminiscent of the fellowship halls of many Catholic churches we´ve known in the States. Early Thursday we were bussed to a Peace Corps training center where we´ve been spending our days since. The grounds are beautiful with many mango, banana, and papaya trees. The classrooms are all ramadas located out on the grounds. We´re now living in a home not far from there with a family. They have been extremely hospitable and our living arrangements are very comfortable.

We have had two days of orientation and Spanish classes. Our teachers are very energetic and experienced and we think we can already notice some improvement in our Spanish. We´ll have a shorter day of classes on Saturday and then Sunday will be free time.

Everything is going well and we will try to post pictures before too long.

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