First Impressions (8/26)

Follow the adventures of Leah as she begins 2 years serving in the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic. I have known Leah since she was a small child and have watched her build an impressive list of accomplishments. I suspect he blog from the DR will be a great story as it unfolds! Best of luck Leah, we’ll be following along at home!

Leah's Peace Corps Chronicles

Every single story about Dominican hospitality I had heard leading up to coming here is 110% true. My madre is always checking up on me, asking “quieres algo mi amor?” (do you want anything, my love?) every 10 minutes and my padre always gives me the biggest smile when he passes. My house is always full of people coming and going, drinking some coffee and spending time together. Even though they’ve had a number of volunteers in the past, the “Americana” is still the center of most conversations, which I can’t understand very well, but the looks, pinches, and hugs validate that I’m getting the gist of it.

Even though it seemed daunting to go spend 2 whole days with my host family without any Spanish classes under my belt, the weekend was full of so many new and exciting activities! I rode in carros publicos to get around closeby…

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