Campamento y Puerto Plata!
Thanks to Pader + Olivia for their guest post!
Hola! Today was wonderful day as we got to spend some time in Santiago con los niños. After lunch we ventured out to Puerto Plata! The photos above are of CIEE students teaching the children of Ciudad Santa Maria how to make bracelets. They made some for themselves, friends and family, and for us too!
We also played various games and sports with the kids. Owen can be seen above playing baseball with Jonas and Douglas was playing basketball with Eddie. The kids also invented a game called tree tag where all the trees were bases and you had to move when someone stole your tree! What a game!
After an amazing lunch of sancocho we went to Puerto Plata. There were exhibits of artifacts and a section dedicated to the liberator, Juan Pablo Duarte. The exhibits were very interesting and afterwards we went to the beach!
At the beach, we walked around and took many pictures. Next we drove to the downtown area of Puerto Plata to purchase any souvenirs and to explore the town. Mercedes even purchased ice cream for us before we left for home.