Monday, September 12, 2011

The Dominican Republic - A long awaited post

I haven't blogged in what seems like years, but it feels like it's time to start picking up the living abroad mantle once again.

So I've been here in the DR almost two and a half months and it is a pretty crazy place, especially when compared with Russia.  The weather is constantly warm, the people friendly and the food delicious (not to say that Russia isn't these things, it's just different over there).  There's been a slew of good experiences so far and a few bad ones, but the good most certainly outweigh the bad (beaches vs. being mugged).

I'm not really sure where to begin with this post, but let me start by saying free time here is quite enjoyable. Just last weekend I was able to take a leisurely trip to the beach...a beach much different than you might see in the Pacific Northwest (pictures coming soon).  But Juan Dolio (a very nice public beach) is a short 45 minute bus ride away.

I've also begun my first real job as a 4th grade teacher.  If I ever thought my students in Seattle were full of energy, it was nothing. Never have I ever seen or heard of kids being as full of pent-up energy as my students or the students in my school.  Recess is an absolute circus and with all the running and screaming and whatever else, I'm pretty sure there's a dead student lying somewhere in the cracks of the building. How there's not a serious injury everyday is quite baffling.

The year is off to a good start though and unlike the last time I blogged, you can most certainly expect more blog posts in a shorter period of time to come. Enjoy Dear Readers

1 comment:

  1. Great to see you back on the grid and back to work! 4th grade is my favorite. Second graders are just too young for me! But I do know about that energy. Keep your chin up and learn to siphon that energy! Have a great year!