FC: Dominican Republic
1: A big part of Dominican Republic is the land that in many instances gets ruined by floods and seasonal droughts. They cherish the terrain that is not ruined
2: This is a typical Dominican Republic House and the home that I stayed
3: These were the really funny neighborhood children that I played baseball with many times. Baseball is the national sport of Dominican Republic
4: This is a Dominican Peso. For every Dominican Peso is roughly worth a quarter | Brought this from a street vender
5: This is a typical outdoor market in Dominican Republic
6: I went to church every Sunday about ninety-five percent of the people are Catholic
7: Many of the people pray for the people in Haiti and give constant aid
8: These are some of the pressing issues in Dominican Republic that the natives keep in their prayers
9: Among all there struggles they seem to show no pain just joy
10: When Christmas came around these are the kind of food that we ate | Christmas special Puerco asado (Roasted pork)
11: Baseball is the National sport, it was very common to go to baseball games | Miguel Tejada is one of the Dominican baseball stars that the kids here idolize
12: The Average Life Expectancy is 77.15 years however some children do not make it that far do to waterborne diseases such as bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A
13: These are a few members of a crew sent from the U.S. to help with these many health issues | I got a chance to meet with these surgeons and hear there stories
14: Dominican Republic is an avid member of the UN | This is an old propaganda poster I found in one of the shops around town | This translate to: Do not be fooled by the Communists
15: Letters Home | Dear Mom, Life in Dominican is so different. I love the people here and it is endless fun playing baseball with the kids. Christmas here is in many ways very similar to in the U.S. except they have a lot of different types of traditional dances and foods. This Christmas I gave a little boy his first baseball and we started to play a game of catch and then within minutes about ten kids were circling us. They wanted to play so we started a baseball game on Christmas Eve. The only thing that scares me about living in Dominican Republic is when July and August comes around we have be ready for hurricanes and severe flooding. However, we also have to be on lookout for periodic droughts, water shortages and deforestation.
16: Dear Dad Hey Dad how’s the family doing? O ya by the way HAPPY NEW YEARS! I hope it was a good one. In Dominican we brought in the new years with a nice swim and watching fireworks on the beach. It was pretty crazy how New Years day they still woke up early and started their daily regiments. The people that I am staying with made it a tradition every New Years day to visit people in the hospital that are bed ridden. In Dominican Republic 62,000 people live with HIV/AIDS. There is a very high risk for catching infectious diseases. Some waterborne or food diseases in Dominican Republic are bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever. Also a few vector borne diseases are dengue fever and malaria.
17: Dear Dad, Hey dad how are you doing? How is mom and the dog? I bet he is almost bigger than you now. Did Chelsea ever get her license? Oh, don’t forget to congratulate Chelsea for me on her achievement of finishing high school I’m very proud of her. Dad here in Dominican Republic everyday seems to get better and everyone loves baseball almost as much as you do. It is very interest sometimes after a homerun in our baseball games the kids will point up to the sky in reverence to the Lord. I did some research and found out that 95% of the Dominicans here are Roman Catholic. I found that extremely interesting. Another interesting fact is that the man language here is Spanish. Also a majority (73%) of the Dominicans are mixed.
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