Summer is coming now which means so is my permanent sweaty face. I’m hot all the time, sweaty all the time and my Dominican vecinos never want to let me forget it. I feel like this Caribbean heat might be the death of me. How can I survive this summer without wanting to dar una pela to the next kid that points out my sweat mustache?
Hot and Bothered
Dear Hot and Bothered,
The answer to this is uniquely Peace Corps related because if we had both money and luz one could just buy some air-conditioning. But, volunteers tend to have neither of aforementioned qualifications for AC. Also, all of those holes in our houses would render AC useless.
The relief is incredible. Unfortunately, there just is no way to go out into public and avoid sweating. The shade of a mata is as good as it gets.
RPCV, Claire Dal Nogare