Friday, June 22, 2012

Top 5 Friday – Top 5 Best Items I brought with me to the DR

In about 2 month, new volunteers will be entering the country, and I will no longer be one of the "new" volunteers. I know that when I was preparing to leave, I was looking for lots of suggestions on how to pack. So for you future volunteers, here are the top 5 items that I brough with me to the DR! I hope it helps with your packing.
  1. My laptop and external harddrive - I have tons of movies on my external as well for at night when I need to hear English for a while
  2. My headlamp – in the night when I need to use the bathroom, or when la luz se fue and I want to write in my journal. Every PCDR volunteer (and honestly, probably every Peace Corps volunteer in general) needs a headlamp.
  3. My kindle – the ability to check email occasionally in the campo is god sent, and I love having so many books
  4. Several water bottles – I already lost one on a bus, backups are great!
  5. 7 different colored tank tops – I wear these about 80% of the time!

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