Travel Journal: July 20-22, 2011

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Wednesday, July 20th We sleep in until 10am and then get our stuff together to head back to the Capital.We say goodbye to our friends. Karan is anxious to get back because he has a client leaving the next day who wants to buy hair. We say our goodbyes to our friends…

Travel Journal: July 16-19, 2011

Together at the hotel after the show.

Saturday, July 16th We sleep late which feels luxurious after several busy days. The day passes slowly without much consequence. We make food, we watch a movie. We make more food – I cook dinner of red bean curry, grilled fish, white rice and avocado. We watch another movie. Next door the…

Running Away with the Circus: Part 2 — Circus Dreams

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The best way to describe the show is in pictures but I will say this. From my friends’ house, the equipment, including a portable trapeze, gets loaded onto a long truck. Two trucks are loaded for different shows at two locations. The performers, mostly barrio boys, climb on the back of the…

Running Away with the Circus: Part 1 — Backstage

My friends from The Circus of Dreams

Above: My friends from The Circus of Dreams Friday we took the Expreso Bavaro bus to Higuey to visit my friends from The Circus of Dreams The manager, who is from England, and I had become good girlfriends online and even though she started as my client (I designed numerous things for…