‘Before I was not confident to talk to people and to take pictures. Now I feel confident to speak.’
THE 3 COUNTRIES IN MY LIFE
Hello, my name is Nercida. I was born in Cotui in the Dominican Republic in 1976. I am 43 years old. First I lived in Madrid for 27 years. And now I have been living in London for 4 years.
I have two daughters, one is 12 years old and the other is 16 years old. I have a husband and I have been married 19 years. These photos show the 3 countries in my life: the Dominican Republic, Spain, and England. I took the photos in the Dominican Republic last year when the whole family went thereafter I had not been for 15 years. It was a very nice trip and we went to several cities.
The three countries of my life_English
The three countries of my life_Spanish
These are Chimi. This is common food to eat when outside the home. It is like a hamburger.
These are empanada. Inside you can have cheese or meat. We make these at home. They are very popular in the Dominican Republic.
These are common fruits in the Dominican Republic. People eat mango and pineapple every day. The taste is very different from the fruit here in England.
This was a beautiful hotel we stayed in when we visited Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic last year.
It is a very popular holiday destination.
At this hotel, we wore a bracelet and all meals were included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
At night, there was music, and people danced. It was very nice.
We stayed for four days as it was very expensive!
Paella is a very popular dish in Spain. We often eat this at the weekends at home. This is a very important food in Spain.
This is a park near my home. It is a 5 5-minute from my house. I cycle there and run there all the time
This was the first day I went to work after lockdown. The train was deserted. I was scared to travel, but when I saw the empty train I felt better.