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“UDaB and Me” by Erin Jackson

Published on: Author: Amanda

A huge number of people on this campus participate in service, and an impressively large group go on alternative break programs. It simply blows my mind how many people are not only willing – but unbelievably enthusiastic – to dedicate the one week they have off during an otherwise non-stop semester to go on one… Continue reading

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