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    This is a thread to emphasize why we are here in the DR.. Please do not post anything negative because nobody gives a ****.

    Here are my reasons:

    Freedom, good people, beautiful beaches with available parking, NATURE, being able to help people less fortunate, be closer to my ethnic roots, less red tape in business (more duct tape tho), people actually owning what they have, jarabacoa, la vega, santiago, the capital, being able to find other bachata musicians more easily, women actually respect men here, women actually try to look good for their man here, cockfighting, people taking care of each other , having more family close by, higher quality produce and some meats (at a better cost), more intact natural settings, island time, island time, island time, carnaval, i prefer the taste of milk here ( i heard it is just reconstituted powdered milk but it tastes great, listamilk), choco rica, galletas de mani, general carino for one another (I spent 3 days and nights in a hospital with a friend who had a friend who had a stroke, she would not let me leave and said she would not leave since the chinese man who had the stroke had nobody here, i was in shock but i stayed with her anyways, could not believe someone could care so much about someone they didn't know well, and don't bring any novio BS in this thread, i'm dominican and know how it works, the chinese man was her boss and he was transfered here and had no family to visit him) , the stars (not sure if it has to do with elevation or something here because they are so clear).

    These are all the reasons I am here after having lived in San Diego, Ca, and Miami, Fl.. What are yours?

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    WHOA........take a breath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryan1258 View Post
    WHOA........take a breath.
    Sorry, I kind of wrote that for myself also, I was having some random thoughts about moving to the US and how it would be.. and I had to have it all in writing for myself, and came to the conclusion there's no way in hell I'm going back Also, if mods would be so kind as to delete any posts where negative things are posted, we can keep this on top to help encourage others.

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    I name that PSM

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    Cool...gotta disagree with the cockfighting....other than that...nice!!

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    miesposo. and our animals.

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    Quite interesting. I think you might have possible covered it all too. BTW, your friend (girl) is "good people".

    I'm here because my Mocana couldn't deal with the the US and all it's stresses. We thought about going back but Obama resolved that pretty quickly - there are no jobs for a white engineer back home pushing 50 with little management experience.

    So now I'm stuck here getting a masters so I can teach and trying to teach my three daughter's that speaking with the "i" is what they do in the "campo" - really. I do it as well btw

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    Quote Originally Posted by sayanora View Post
    Sorry, I kind of wrote that for myself also, I was having some random thoughts about moving to the US and how it would be.. and I had to have it all in writing for myself, and came to the conclusion there's no way in hell I'm going back Also, if mods would be so kind as to delete any posts where negative things are posted, we can keep this on top to help encourage others.
    Why the censorship, living here brings good and bad things. Why encourage people with a lie.

    I'm here because my wife is Dominican. We tried living here, we tried living in my country and decided to go back here. WE, after 2,5 year still doubt that decision.

    I'm here because: freedom in work (easier to make a living without living the rat race), my wife seems happier here, the weather is better than in Holland, not such an overorganized country, I can drive a jeepeta here, I can have a maid to cook, wash dishes, clean and do laundry.

    I'm here even though: life is at least twice as expensive as in Holland, lying- and cheating culture, ignorance, selfishness (if I want to make music at 1.00 am at high volume in my house I do it no matter the neighbors), insecurity in the streets at night (but Danilo is gonna fix that), the wearer (too hot , half of the year), mediocre or bad education, unless you can afford the most expensive schools, and then still it's below European standards.

    We, with the knowledge we have now, would have stayed in Holland, but it's. It that bad to have the hassle and trauma again of an international moving with small children. Encouraging others to make the step and come here, no, I wouldn't do that to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mauricio View Post
    Why the censorship, living here brings good and bad things. Why encourage people with a lie.

    I'm here because my wife is Dominican. We tried living here, we tried living in my country and decided to go back here. WE, after 2,5 year still doubt that decision.

    I'm here because: freedom in work (easier to make a living without living the rat race), my wife seems happier here, the weather is better than in Holland, not such an overorganized country, I can drive a jeepeta here, I can have a maid to cook, wash dishes, clean and do laundry.

    I'm here even though: life is at least twice as expensive as in Holland, lying- and cheating culture, ignorance, selfishness (if I want to make music at 1.00 am at high volume in my house I do it no matter the neighbors), insecurity in the streets at night (but Danilo is gonna fix that), the wearer (too hot , half of the year), mediocre or bad education, unless you can afford the most expensive schools, and then still it's below European standards.

    We, with the knowledge we have now, would have stayed in Holland, but it's. It that bad to have the hassle and trauma again of an international moving with small children. Encouraging others to make the step and come here, no, I wouldn't do that to them.
    Your post wasn't even read after the word laundry, I would appreciate this entire post deleted, there are entire threads about the negatives and I don't care what you have to say about it here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mauricio View Post
    Why the censorship, living here brings good and bad things. Why encourage people with a lie.

    I'm here because my wife is Dominican. We tried living here, we tried living in my country and decided to go back here. WE, after 2,5 year still doubt that decision.

    I'm here because: freedom in work (easier to make a living without living the rat race), my wife seems happier here, the weather is better than in Holland, not such an overorganized country, I can drive a jeepeta here, I can have a maid to cook, wash dishes, clean and do laundry.

    I'm here even though: life is at least twice as expensive as in Holland, lying- and cheating culture, ignorance, selfishness (if I want to make music at 1.00 am at high volume in my house I do it no matter the neighbors), insecurity in the streets at night (but Danilo is gonna fix that), the wearer (too hot , half of the year), mediocre or bad education, unless you can afford the most expensive schools, and then still it's below European standards.

    We, with the knowledge we have now, would have stayed in Holland, but it's. It that bad to have the hassle and trauma again of an international moving with small children. Encouraging others to make the step and come here, no, I wouldn't do that to them.

    BINGO!!

    Hey, I love the Dominican Republic as much as the next guy..........

    But let's not get crazy......

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