After many months of training, preparation and fundraising we have finally arrived in Santo Domingo, the capital of Dominican Republic, on the evening of the 14th. We were warmly welcomed by the community and members from CARP here.
We felt excited and thrilled to be in this new environment meeting many new people and familiarizing ourselves with our home for the next four months.
The day following our arrival we were able to tour around the city, grateful to be surrounded by the warm weather and just a five minute walk away from the ocean. We had the opportunity to go on a tour of Los Tres Ojos(The 3 eyes) , a popular natural park in Santo Domingo, featuring three open-air limestone caved lakes surrounded by the greenery and wildlife all around.
We continued our tour by visiting other historical sights such as, Catedral Primada de America the first church built in Latin America.
We've had a strong start to our four month stay here in the Dominican Republic, feeling already so much love from our beautiful surroundings. The enthusiasm of the Dominican people has excited us to grow our hearts through the experiences we will have here.