Monday, March 7, 2016

Mariposa - Day 1

Finally! On the north coast of the Dominican Republic

Day 1 of the DR Project
Our group of girls plus Roger and Tys were very tired when we had to meet at 1:15 Monday morning. After a drive to Boston, a trip through security, and many coffees later, we boarded. Our short flight to Newark was followed by a longer flight into Puerto Plata, DR. Customs did not take as long as I had expected and was easy. It was very hot and humid when we got here. We found Sarah, our guide from the Mariposa Foundation, waiting at the airport and we all packed onto a small bus to take us to Río San Juan. Driving through the cities and towns was so interesting and a bit of a culture shock to some people. We witnessed extreme poverty and also wealthy tourist areas. When we arrived at our hotel in Río San Juan, the view of the ocean was breathtaking. After getting organized, we headed into town and ate at a delicious pizza place. We came right back to the hotel after dinner, since we were all exhausted after our very long day.
- Caroline '18

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