25 October 2005
A couple weekends ago, we got to participate in one of the DR’s favorite pastimes (besides baseball) – a cockfight. One of our dons (fathers) is involved and invited us to one. On top of that, our Spanish teacher raises roosters in the capital for fighting. So Dany took the four of us, plus a Dominican female Spanish teacher, and an African-American trainee. We must have been quite a spectacle! Five women in a place primarily for men, 4 gringas, and 3 native-looking people! Dany explained how the preparation, weighing, fighting, and betting works. (Unfortunately, he lost 70 pesos!) It was quite an interesting experience… although one I don’t feel a great need to do again. But I must say it’s not as violent as bull fighting!