Memories of a summer which I gained so much from (outside the lecture room), fought so hard for (appealed against my university exam result-which I won!) and lost so little to... A wonderful summer. As if you haven't already noticed, autumn has well and truly crept in! The streets are paved not with gold, but... Continue Reading →
Flying home… Reflecting up in the sky
I usually have mixed emotions about flying home. When the stresses of packing, rushing to arrive at the airport on time, weighing my suitcase (and almost always having to remove something or reorganise), passing through security (if it's not an issue with my liquids or forgetting to remove my belt, there's just got to be... Continue Reading →
Meet Carlos Suarez: A volunteer with a big heart
The volunteer who came to supervise the feeding of many children... The first thing I noticed about Carlos Suarez when we first met in the Dominican Republic less than a month ago, was his height. Standing past 6″ it would be easy to feel intimidated judging by his stature alone, had I not already communicated... Continue Reading →
Exploring Zona Colonial with Dominicana Nicaury!
http://youtu.be/SxrjQXrjhmY Leave the guide book in the comfort of your hotel room... Lose yourself in the wonders of this old city, with a local! Meet Nicaury and her sister Leticia. They were my guides as we strolled through Zona Colonial, taking in the sights and sounds of the oldest city of the new world. If you need... Continue Reading →
Las Javillas children’s field day!
http://youtu.be/s0y7YFhL1sk I tagged along to the fun-filled activity day Good Neighbors staff Alina and Aimee organised. The event was held in Hato Mayor for 200 sponsored children from Las Javillas... I haven't seen so many smiling faces in a while! Part of my experience in Dominican Republic... Stay tuned for more! Related articles Meet Carlos... Continue Reading →
La Guazarita child sponsorship… with GN Dom
http://youtu.be/sdJYT3AeWlY A couple of weeks ago I posted a 30 second clip of my experience as a volunteer with GN Dom. Here's the full edit introducing another member of staff- Julio Gonzalez! My third day volunteering with Good Neighbors Dom... The adventures had already began when we set off early morning leaving behind Santo Domingo... Continue Reading →
Ms Hyang Cho… “Limit is denial”
http://youtu.be/98mOu3a1gKg "Limits is denial..." There's an energy that Hyang Cho possess. It's radiated through her actions; the bounce in her walk, the projection in her talk, the extension in a smile she throws your way. Her friendliness and charm is compensated by her direct approach to dealing with matters. There is no denying who's boss.... Continue Reading →
Live music from Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo
http://youtu.be/RQFU9g6Rk-I It's my last day in the Dominican Republic so I thought I'd leave with you a sample of the live music I captured while strolling through the oldest city in the New World. Traditional Perico Ripiao music played in Parque Colon and salsa music at San Francisco Ruins every sunday (weather permitting). This might... Continue Reading →
Hang out with Soo and Kai… GN Dom volunteers!
http://youtu.be/Tu6uk5YA15Q When I decided to volunteer in the Dominican Republic little did I know I would learn so much about Korean culture- of all things! A culture so different from my own however one I've grown to love and respect. I can't wait to get back to London and practise the few words I've learnt...... Continue Reading →