By Brittany Ricker
This Spring Break I was lucky enough to participate in the ECO-CHALLENGE March 9th, 2014 – March 16th, 2014, in the Dominican Republic! This trip has brought me closer to some of my architecture friends (some a little too close… when it came time for ALOE) and I was able to meet a lot of new friends! The food was FANTASTIC, especially the fresh fruit. My next couple of posts obviously will be about this trip going into the details of WHITE WATER RAFTING, Dancing with the DR boys (Still in shock… and amazed… wow. For those of you who were there … understand exactly what I mean!), snorkeling, the island, the food, helping the Jarabacoa Community with projects, there is literally TOO much to even list but for starters… I thouht I would give you the essentials. If you plan to take this trip…. Read this.
And no… these things did not ruin my trip by any means… but if this stuff was prevented it would have been that much better! Oh and the sunburn.. thankfully the snorkeling trip was the last day before we headed back to the airport.. so that was a plus! Mind you… we laughed about this stuff the entire time and honestly, we were in the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC for Spring Break… That counted as an entire class. Yes, we worked extremely hard… but it was worth it.
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