Hi Everyone !

We want to keep you as up to date as possible while we are on our trip. Right now we are in Santo Domingo, the nation’s capital, and luckily found another wifi location.

We’ve had an eventful day thus far. We attended a church service in Consuelo this morning. The locals were very welcoming and it was really interesting to see the similarities and differences between mass in Canada and mass in the DR.

This afternoon we made the journey from Consuelo to Santo Domingo by bus. It was over an hour drive, but there was a lot to see, including the ocean! When we arrived in the capital we had the chance to shop at an indoor market. Many of us purchased jewelery, key chains, wooden sculptures and coffee!

We’re heading to the beach now! Adios!

Jazmyn and Jaclyn

Day 1: Departure to the DR

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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 🙂