By: Kim Sanchez
InteRDom Correspondent, Kim, has completed three years of her Bachelor’s degree in Film and Video at the Visual Arts College at the University of Toledo in Ohio. She is participating in the 2013 10-week Caribbean Summer Program. You can read more about Kim and her participation in the Correspondent Program here.
I’m having a wonderful time here! Work is keeping me busy. I’m editing together footage from art expositions held at FUNGLODE. This country has a lot of cultural events to offer, you would love it here. I’m never bored! There is always something to do or to see here.
Another intern and I went out to a neighborhood bar called El Secreto Musical. There, we saw professional dancers dance merengue, salsa, and bachata. It wasn’t long before they pulled us onto the dance floor also. I have a terrible sense of rhythm, but it was still super fun!
We’ve made friends with other International and Dominican students also working within other organizations at FUNGLODE. They are all so fun loving and ready to explore the city as well. They stay at a hotel nearby, so we definitely took advantage of their pool. Also, the bars here are crazy and so much fun! We all went out until late into the morning and ate breakfast at the famous Barra Payan.
Also, there is a variety of malls here. Of course, I hit up the frozen yogurt places. You know that I am a frozen yogurt fiend! Also, I need to go shopping for clothes. You were right, I did not pack enough clothing!
We also had another excursion. This time we went to Santiago to visit a family farm and a museum called Centro Leon. Santiago is beautiful. When I take you to the Dominican Republic we will have to spend a lot of time exploring Santiago. Enjoy the pictures from our trip!
I miss you all.
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