23 December 2006

Happy Holidays!

Just a quick note to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

It's been a work, travel and fun packed month (too many days in the capital!), and I'm looking forward to some time around the house and with my community "family" and friends. To celebrate the holiday season, I've had fun splurging with some of my friends. We went to a Shakira concert in the capital on Tuesday (amazing!). Her singing and dancing is uncomparable. We decided it was well worth the splurge!

Shakira Raulin Rodriguez

And last nite a couple of the new volunteers in my area and I went to a Raulin Rodriguez concert. Raulin sings bachata... the musica typica here besides merengue. It's my favorite music here, and Raulin is a good performer. We danced the night away... and into the morning - from 8:30 until 4am!

Needless to say, the holiday season has begun (along with my requisite cold). Family and friends are all making the trips up to the campos, pig roasts have begun, and (most Dominican of all) the drinking has started!
While I enjoy my Christmas in the tropics (although Jarabacoa is actually cold!), have happy holidays of your own and stop to enjoy your traditions!


Rob said...

You asked about coffee here...I'll look into it. (I note that your little picture-icon is of a nice steaming mug). As far as I know, there are about 3 large export companys (most unfortunately making instant rather than ground), and I'm not sure about smaller business. There might be one. I'll let ya know. Hope you are having a fine Boxing Day (its a national holiday here...I thought only Canadians cared about Boxing Day.)

Krista said...

A shakira concert...are you sure you are in the Peace Corps or just on vacation.

Anonymous said...

Glad you got a break and we're able to celebrate the holidays.

Keep praying for Krista, lots of unrest in BK, though her hair is looking pretty cool.

Now we need some pictures of YOU dancing and singing the night away! ;o) I know your main-man Jordan would like to see that! ;o) He says, "hi" and thanks for commenting on his blog.

Praying for you!