This is an article for “Wespeaks,” a student submission section of The Wesleyan Argus, that I wrote awhile back. I visited Dominican Republic by great chance. A new friend I had just made from my Spanish class, Amanda asked me if I wanted to go to DR during Spring break. Back then we weren’t close friends and I was very surprised that she asked me. My experiences there are in the article. Me and Amanda are close friends ever since.