Thanksgiving in the DR
Trip Start Sep 05, 2005
48Trip End Nov 07, 2007
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Well, I am now officially a Peace Corps Volunteer! I have fought the good fight and made it through.
The ceremony was very nice and our "families" attended. Afterwards, we all went into the city and ended up at TGI Fridays. Yes, they have that here. It felt strange. And was very expensive for a PCVs salary, but we didn't seem to care. The waiters even had more "flair" than the TGIFs in the states. QUite the scene. The restaurant was in a plaza that resembled something you would see in Vegas or New York. It doesn't really seem like PC LIving. Of course, I am not going to be living anywhere near a TGIFs for the next two years, so I don't feel too bad.
Thanksgiving was a blast and much more spectacular than I expected
The next day was our all-volunteer conference and that night everyone went to a posh club in Santo Domingo which is located underground in a cave. That was a very interesting experience, but also a disheartening one when I realized how much drinks were. But nonetheless, I was able to shake my booty all night.
Tomorrow I leave for my site, and it has been a hectic day of trying to get things done. I cannot believe that I am finally going to my site and that Training is over. For the next three months, I will be doing a community diagnostic to find out the needs of the community. I am very nervous to go to my site, but I have realized that positivity is a very powerful tool.
Just to let you all know, that if you send packages, I will be going into the Capital once a month or less, so if you send them, it might take me a while to get them. But I still appreciate them very much! Thank you to all of you that have sent your well wishes and packages. You all mean the world to me!