and the journey begins...

and the journey begins...

Friday, February 26, 2010

Gringos vs. Dominicanos!




At 5pm on Fridays, the ILAC staff love to play sports in the backyard. Today we played volleyball in the rain! My team won the first two games, but sadly enough, when we split into gringos vs. dominicanos, we LOST! Needless to say, it was a blast.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

More videos from Kate

Kate made two other videos that are pretty funny!

The first one is a guided tour of the ILAC center, where we live.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnakuLJ33iY&feature=related

The second video has clips from our adventures the first month or so here before the immersion.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQqLbxZlPfA&feature=related

ENJOY!

Kate's video from the first immersion!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbELwnb4Zn0

Check out Kate Dorman's video from our first 10-day immersion in a campo called Hato Viejo. I'm helping mix cement in one clip! At the end of the video, Kate gives a tour of her campo family's home.

The immersion was Feb. 6-16, 2010.

I'm working on making a few videos too, so hopefully those will be up soon!

27 Charcos! (waterfalls)

The group with our "guia" (guide), Cecilio "El Gato" (the cat) at the beginning of our hike!

Our emotions as we began to climb waterfall numero UNO!

Jumping from the 27th waterfall!


Cecilio: "What did I tell you about walking on the GREEN ROCKS!?" Too late...


Our battle wounds... Katie had yet to get hurt!

27 Charcos

Becca, Katie, and I under a waterfall!

The five of us hanging out on the edge of a waterfall, waiting for instructions from Cecilio on how to slide down and not get hurt!

1, 2, 3, JUMP right in the middle and look out for rocks!


Waterfall 8... a jump off a cliff 23 feet high!


The group with Cecilio at the end. Exhaustion +battle scars + satisfaction = perfection.




the boat ride that wasn't exactly from heaven :)

video

A video I took when we were on the small fishing boat in search of whales... what an adventure!

whale watching at its finest

After the adventure (4 hours later): wet, starving, cold, salty, sick to our stomachs...

During the adventure (right after we left): still excited, positive, embarrassed but interested...
Before the adventure: excited, cheerful, curious