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Entries from May 2012

Norma Paisley - Sunday May 26, 2012 On the Streets of Old San Juan

May 28th, 2012 · Comments Off

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What a great day! ¬†We toured the Castillo de Felipe Del Morro, a castle built by the Spaniards int he early 1500’s. ¬†I wish we had more time to wander and explore all the nooks and twisting staircases of this six level monstrosity. Later, we were cut loose on the streets of Old San Juan […]

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Shay Neary- Ten New Spanish Words a Day

May 28th, 2012 · Comments Off

Beautiful: Bella
Play: Jugar
Dance: Bi Lar
Cracker: Croquette
Ajedrecista: Chess Player
Estrenar: Wearing something New
Chismes: Gossip
Espectral: Spooky
Pesado: Annoying
Espucha Me: Listen to me

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Norma Paisley - Saturday May 25, 2012

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Today was a hoot! ¬†Started out early with Joyce, susan and Kim to get tickets and stand in line, hoping to purchase tickets for the ferry that would take us tot he island of Culebra. ¬†We arrived shortly after six in the morning and waited for about two hours, but learned that the ferry was […]

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Norma Paisley - Thursday May 24, 2012

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We visited the senior center today and it was the highlight of the trip so far. ¬†The seniors were awesome and fun. ¬†I was impressed at how this culture uses physical touching. ¬†It is not unusual for a director or aide to intimately touch another on the hair, the arm, the leg… ¬†These touches are […]

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Mimi Stokes - Friday May 25, 2012

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Arecibo Observatory was awesome. I loved it. This is the world’s biggest telescope! With that telescope they found that dust from the Sahara Desert causes people in Puerto Rico to have asthma.¬† Its amazing to me that dust all the way from Africa blows to Puerto Rico.¬† There is 10993.51 km which is 6831.05 miles […]

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Kim Vincent - Thursday May 24, 2012 Puerto Rico

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Visiting the senior center today was amazing! They welcomed us with open arms and were very interesting to talk to. I found that some of them have never left the island, but have children that live in the United States, I found this interesting that they have never left to visit them in the States. […]

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Megan Barcheski- Friday May 25, 2012

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3 things about Global Health:¬†1. While at the Arecibo Observatory, we learned about “sahara sand” and how researchers at the observatory are using the telescope to track its journey from Africa to Puerto Rico. The guide also said that after it rains, the cars and roads get covered in this sand, and this sand may […]

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Day 4 - Jardin de Envejecidos

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I feel our visit to the Senior Center in Luquillo¬†was the greatest experience¬†for the students so far.¬† We had planned to visit the Center, help make lunch, play some games, and ask questions in Spanish.¬†¬†Instead, the seniors entertained us.¬† There are approximately 80 seniors¬†in the “3rd age” as they call it that visit the Center […]

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Day 3 - Visit to Luquillo

May 26th, 2012 · No Comments

A little town located near the condos is called Luquillo.¬† It is a very quaint little town that¬†we can walk to.¬† Joyce tells us that every town has a town square and church.¬† The town square is where the locals gather and events are planned.¬†¬†On the same street as the square is the Mayor’s Office […]

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Day 1 Continued

May 26th, 2012 · Comments Off

After a wonderful lunch, the students settled into the condos for the next week.¬† There was shopping for necessities at the local supermarket and then to dinner.¬† Joyce took us to a a favorite spot with some local food for dinner.¬† The dinner was a buffet of rice and beans, chicken, pork.¬†¬† After a long […]

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