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Day 8: Santo Domingo

Published on: Author: Victoria Elizabeth Snare

Here it is, the final day of the trip! Most of the day was spent touring around and shopping around the touristy El Conde, the pedestrian-only street lined by shops and more cheap canvas paintings than you can count.   We started the day by heading past the Puerta del Conde, the location where Francisco… Continue reading

Day 7: The Transition, Batey Libertad, Santo Domingo

Published on: Author: Victoria Elizabeth Snare

We kicked off our last day in the Batey with a visit with Caco Pelau, the local vodou priest.  We walked into the place of worship, where the walls were covered with murals of Catholic saints and there were offerings to the spirits.  Caco Pelau really emphasized the relationship between Christianity and vodou; in places… Continue reading

Day 6: Batey Libertad

Published on: Author: Victoria Elizabeth Snare

Alarm went off at 6:30am this morning, waking me up to our last official day in Batey Libertad. I don’t want to think about. Thankfully, there is plenty to do. Waking up at 6:30 is not as exhausting as it sounds—at least, not as exhausting as it would sound to my pre-trip self!   Breakfast… Continue reading

Day 5: Batey Libertad y El Chorro

Published on: Author: Victoria Elizabeth Snare

This morning, my roommate and I woke up, sweaty as usual, and had ourselves a breakfast of penne pasta, bread and some sort of instant fruit juice mix. An interesting selection, but I wasn’t really hungry till lunchtime so I guess it did its job. We got ready, even with though there were little squirts… Continue reading

Day 4: Batey Libertad- Agricultural Tour and DPV

Published on: Author: Victoria Elizabeth Snare

After waking up at an early hour to the lovely chorus of roosters, Camille and I couldn’t locate anyone to give us the keys to the latrine. Therefore, we grappled over the following: to use the bucket or not to use the bucket? At that moment, we didn’t get to decide because we discovered a… Continue reading