What’s up friends and family!!! 

Evelyn and Evelin (the Evelyin’s) coming at you with the blog of the day. Being LDD today sure wasn’t easy, but we pushed through and made everything work. It all started this morning when we woke up late unintentionally, today’s wakeup call was supposed to be at 5:15 am, which is very early for all of us and for sure something we aren’t used to. Both of us, unfortunately, woke up late… at 6:00 am, which was the time we were supposed to be having breakfast. Anxiously and in a rush we woke everyone up and told them to get ready because breakfast had already arrived. Everyone irritatingly woke up, got ready and cooperated, got themselves to breakfast while we finished getting ready. Running a little late, we got on the bus and drove to Flores de Jarabacoa, a plant exporting company. Flores de Jarabacoa was the reason we had to wake up early. This is where we got the chance to experience working like a local. 

Going into working like a local day, we didn’t know what to expect. We just knew that we’d be harvesting, planting, germinating, and packaging. Working like a local was a lot to take in for all of us, but it certainly was something to go through. Seeing what locals have to do every day and how some of our food is produced made us feel gratitude and empathy for those who go in to work in the sun & heat every day. Towards the end of the trip, we had a speaker who taught us a lot about the exporting process of the foods. The person in charge was a *badass woman, she was so intelligent and we can all agree that it’s nice to see a woman in that position. Heading back to the hostel, full of appreciation and emotion, we prepared ourselves for the program seminar (but first we enjoyed our quiet time, of course).  After that, we had about an hour of exploring time where we went out to see the city yet again, and when we came back, we had a very unexpectedly deep self-reflection.  

During self-reflection, we reflected on our biggest fears and our biggest regrets while roasting marshmallows over our small candles.  Then we had dinner and ate some bomb tacos with meat and plenty of veggies. After dinner, we had a nightly meeting where we reflected on the question of the day and talked about how we can improve our communication and participation skills. Finishing the day off, with some embarrassing stories and laughing together, we headed to bed. 

Hope you enjoyed!

By the way, our computer started lagging last night and it wouldn’t charge, it was at 4%; which is why this is uploaded late. You probably thought we were dead haha, just kidding we’re fine out here living our best lives… okay, see ya have a good one. 


Evelyn and Bevelin (The Evelyins)