Monte Cristi seems like quite a dynamic town. People arrive & leave throughout the day.
People in one country often warn you about people in other countries. Everyone thinks they're fine, it's other people who are the problem!
Let's improve ourselves first.
Learn by doing!
Another Dominican Friday morning. Noisy again, after a quieter day.
Motorcycles and pickups roaring by. A woman sweeping the floor of the bar where I'm writing, which has been closed on weekdays but open on weekdays.
It's nice to have an extended period here!
Dominicans can be quite active, in social situations, yet they also leave you alone in the sense of not interfering. If anything, Dominicans are more likely to offer assistance, as in other Latin countries. I often feel like people are on my side, unlike in certain areas where I feel that many people are looking to cause problems. Of course, there are still criminals and other problems here, but overall I feel like some of the towns are quite upbeat!