Día de la Independencia

27th of February The Dominican Independence Day is the 27th of February is a very important day for the Dominicans. The day is a national holiday and all schools and (most) workplaces close down for the day. https://www.donquijote.org says: “Today on the Dominican Independence Day, locals […]

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Another (amazing) AFS trip

13th, 14th and 15th of April Soooooo we went on another trip that AFS had planned for us and it was amazing! I got sunburned all over my body (to the big amusement of my classmates), but besides from that, it was a good trip. Here […]

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Los tres ojos and aquarium

The weekend 21st to 23rd of March I spend the weekend in Santo Domingo with my host mom, brother and grandma. Thursday evening we took a bus to Santo Domingo and ate at a restaurant.   We slept at my host brothers apartment which is also where […]

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Carnaval 2018

Carnivals are a big part of the Dominican culture, so naturally, I had to go. I went with two other friends from Moca to La Vega. The biggest carnival is held in the La Vega all Sundays in February. It was okay but I wouldn’t […]

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I Saw Whales

One of the biggest dreams of mine was to get to see a whale in the Dominican Republic. I not only saw one but three whales! Every year more than 1500 humpback whales visit Samaná bay in the months January, February and March. Whale watching is […]

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I changed class

In the end of February, everyone in my year group at school had to change classrooms and classmates. As usual, I didn´t know what was going on and was confused to see my classroom filled with people I didn´t know.  So naturally, I began asking people […]

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Viaje a Cayo Arena

AFS arranged another trip from the 2nd to 4th of February and it was amazing! Day 1 We started the trip by going to a small island called Cayo Arena which is a tiny island and is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in […]

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Constanza

The 2nd of January I went with my host moms friend´s family to a place in the Dominican Republic called Constanza. It´s a beautiful place with lots of mountains and amazing sights. At this point, I couldn’t speak that much Spanish so it was quite a […]

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My New Year’s Eve

My New Years Eve was pretty simple. My host mom and I started the evening by watching 90 års fødseldag and watching The Queen´s speech (Dronning Margrethe 2). Later in the evening, we went to my cousin’s house where we ate and listened to music. […]

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The last school day before Christmas

The last day before was fun! My class ordered pizza and we listened to music. My math teacher gave us candy and we took pictures in front of the Christmas decorations. We could also choose whatever T-shirt we wanted which was a nice change from […]

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