Since I had only one class from 8-10 this morning, Megan (who is visiting from the states) and I, decided to hit the beach. Best. Decision. Ever. From the moment our bus deposited us in the small town (so close to the beach in fact that we practically stumbled off the bus and onto the sand), I could tell it was going to be a good day. We quickly found a nice little patch of sand to call our own and were able to bargain down the price of renting two lounge chairs to 150 pesos (not quite 4 dollars total). We spent the day soaking up the sun, sipping on pina coladas, and splashing into the sea whenever we got too warm. Now this is how life is supposed to be.
Piña colada... in a piña! Words cannot describe how good a simple pineapple, coconut milk, rum, and ice can be.
Once we had had enough of sun soaking, we clambered onto a charming (by which I mean rickety) little boat with a glass bottom and headed out into the wild blue yonder.
When we´d made it out sufficiently far, our captain dropped anchor and we abandoned ship to do some snorkeling with the fishies.
And then we feasted! Sea bass for Megan and Lambí (conch) salad for me. There I go again, ordering the weirdest thing on the menu. Turns out it was a winner though :)
To say Sosua is beautiful, is an understatement. It takes almost 2 hours to get there by bus from Santiago, but it´s worth every minute. Especially since the ticket to get there is only 160 pesos (4 dollars) and you get to ride in style on a spacious, comfy, air-conditioned, charter bus. Definitely time and money well spent. We returned home sun kissed, sated, and sleepy. So sleepy in fact, that it´s hard to keep my eyes open while I write this. Good night world, I hope you dream of Sosua tonight.
Hola! My name is Molly and I was recently hired through the travel abroad company CIEE as an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher for the PUCMM, a university located in Santiago, Dominican Republic. Hopefully this blog will give future travelers an insight into teaching abroad, while also helping me log my adventures and stay in touch with friends back home.