Day 1: Departure to the DR


Hola from Dominican!

Jazmyn and Cailin here! The past two days have been very busy! But we finally have the opportunity to write about our first day of flying and fun together. We left Brescia around 9:30 on Thursday morning and headed towards the Windsor/Detroit border. After travelling across, we shortly arrived at the airport in Detroit. Everyone else in our group has flown on a commercial airline before – but this was our first time flying, and it was quite the experience! At the airport everyone grabbed lunch before our flight departed around 3:00. There was quite a bit of turbulence on the plane, but luckily for the two of us, we found it really exciting!  Being first time travellers, we really enjoyed the birds eye view and flying into Miami was an amazing sight! Our first plane took longer  than expected so we were tight for time when it came to catching our second flight. After being in Miami for a short time we boarded our second plane. Everyone was quite tired and many of us slept on the flight. We arrived in Santo Domingo at 11:00 pm ready for a good night’s sleep! We grabbed our luggage and stepped out into the warm humid air, excited for what the next 7 days will bring. We hopped into our Guagua (bus) and drove to our retreat centre in San Pedro. After finally settling in, it was ‘lights off’ at 1am! It has been a great experience so far. Stay tuned for more updates from the other members of the Brescia ASB team!

Jazmyn and Cailin 🙂