Monday: Fly to Dominican Republic. Because it's 3 hours later there, I get in at 9. Which is sad because all the others (who are coming from Central America) will get there at 2 and play in the surf without me. I'm staying here. Which at first seemed a bit extravagant, but now that I've looked into it, it's cheaper than staying at a normal hotel in CO, and comes with all meals (and a dance club to boot, which is where you know I'll be).
Tuesday: Eat lots of tropical fruits for breakfast. All our meals are at the buffet, so I'll see you in 10 pounds. We have training 8-5:30 this day, but I don't lead any of them, so I'll be staring out the window at the beach. Here's a picture of the beach at the hotel.
Wednesday: I teach two sessions today on how to write good and stuff. Again 8-5:30 so I don't know how I'm gonna get me in the ocean. Luckily, dinner is served Latino style, until 10:30, so maybe I'll just swim 5:30 to 9:30 with the sharks. (Kidding, mom.)
Thursday: This day we'll visit a Compassion project. So we'll play with kiddos and such. Then we'll come back to the hotel and do writing exercises about the experience.
Friday: This day I'll be teaching another session, which no one will want to pay attention to, because it's on a boring topic (story structure) and because after I'm done, we'll go to Santo Domingo to sightsee! Jajajajaja! (As my co-trainer Roberto would say.) Santo Domingo is one of (if not the) oldest European city in the Americas, so I'm really excited for this.
Saturday: I'll fly to Port-au-Prince with Roberto. We'll be met by the Haiti staff, and we'll visit some of the Compassion projects here.
Sunday: We'll go to church, then do "cultural experiences." A fancy way of saying, "be tourists."
Monday: I'll go to the Haiti office in the morning to poke around, then go to the airport and fly home!
I'll try to post pictures and write if I can! Hasta la vista!