Since being here, I've seen a lot of things I'm not used to seeing. I thought I'd share with you some of the things you may see during a typical day in the Dominican Republic.
More than half the vehicles you will see on the roads here are "motos" - they can be anything from a nice motorcycle to a glorified dirtbike. This lady is about to get on the back of the bike with those two large green boxes under her arms and drive away like she does it every day (she probably does). It's very common to see whole families piled on the motos that go past our house.
Stray dogs are EVERYWHERE, and this one decided to join our group for a walk after sleeping under our table at dinner!
The yard at our house is full of roosters and chickens - one even has three little chicklets! This is the pretty rooster...the other one is a big bully.
The chickens will scrounge around all day eating leftover food from the garbage cans, bugs, and spiders like this one we found on the wall of our dorm last week.
After a long day, you're ready to fall into bed only to remember that the mosquito net must be hung if you don't want to wake up in the morning to polka dot legs! We get to hang the corners, wiggle our way underneath and then tuck the edges under our mattress to ward off the really persistent ones!