So I’ve decided to start this new thing – Top 5 Friday. Every Friday, I hope to write a top 5 list about my time here in the DR. It will let me reflect on some funny things, as well as some serious ones. I started to write this top 5 list, but I realized I was writing too many foods. So instead, for my first top 5 list, I give you the top 5 things I miss from the US, food excluded. We will have a whole other list devoted to that!
- Hot showers
- Being able to put toilet paper in the toilet!
- Actually understanding everything that is being said around me. While my Spanish has improved a lot, I still have a long way to go.
- The ability to be anonymous. Here I can walk down the street or go for a jog without being stared at. My light skin will always set me apart.
- My friends and family! I am making some wonderful friends here in the DR, but I miss all of you tons and tons!