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    Last week a few of us packed up and drove from the Bavaro area to the north coast for a few days. Overall the trip was great.
    The road from Nagua to Cabera could use a lot of work but the rest of the roads are in great shape.

    We stayed at Hispanoial Residencial and the house we chose was nice but a little worn.
    We spent time in Cabarete, Sousa, Confesi, and Puerto Plata. All good.

    The strangest thing I have ever seen in the DR happened in Sosua. We had lunch in the Brittanica restaurant and when we where leaving I noticed the restaurant next door, The Jolly Roger was full but it was very quiet. Kinda spooky quiet. As we approached I thought maybe a prayer moment for a friend or something similar. But as we got closer it was even scarier than I thought. They whole crowd was playing bingo.

    Thats right bingo. And they all weren't 70 years old. Scary as hell. Some even looked like they were enjoying it!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melphis View Post
    Last week a few of us packed up and drove from the Bavaro area to the north coast for a few days. Overall the trip was great.
    The road from Nagua to Cabera could use a lot of work but the rest of the roads are in great shape.

    We stayed at Hispanoial Residencial and the house we chose was nice but a little worn.
    We spent time in Cabarete, Sousa, Confesi, and Puerto Plata. All good.

    The strangest thing I have ever seen in the DR happened in Sosua. We had lunch in the Brittanica restaurant and when we where leaving I noticed the restaurant next door, The Jolly Roger was full but it was very quiet. Kinda spooky quiet. As we approached I thought maybe a prayer moment for a friend or something similar. But as we got closer it was even scarier than I thought. They whole crowd was playing bingo.

    Thats right bingo. And they all weren't 70 years old. Scary as hell. Some even looked like they were enjoying it!.
    I fear the end may be near :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by melphis View Post
    Last week a few of us packed up and drove from the Bavaro area to the north coast for a few days. Overall the trip was great.
    The road from Nagua to Cabera could use a lot of work but the rest of the roads are in great shape.

    We stayed at Hispanoial Residencial and the house we chose was nice but a little worn.
    We spent time in Cabarete, Sousa, Confesi, and Puerto Plata. All good.

    The strangest thing I have ever seen in the DR happened in Sosua. We had lunch in the Brittanica restaurant and when we where leaving I noticed the restaurant next door, The Jolly Roger was full but it was very quiet. Kinda spooky quiet. As we approached I thought maybe a prayer moment for a friend or something similar. But as we got closer it was even scarier than I thought. They whole crowd was playing bingo.

    Thats right bingo. And they all weren't 70 years old. Scary as hell. Some even looked like they were enjoying it!.
    The reason is simple : THEY PROVIDE FREE VIAGRA!!

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    I cant imagine why anyone would play bingo in Sosua, too many other "activities"

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    Many, many bored expats in that little town. To some, this is the highlight to their week.

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    Actually, it's a fund raiser. They do this one day every week. People come, play, and the proceeds go to a local charity. I have never gone, but I know people, retirees, who do. And, actually, I see nothing wrong with it. It is no more a diversion than going to the beach or playing cards, or going to a movie.

    Lindsey

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    Actually sounds like a nice way to spend your time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindseyKaufman View Post
    Actually, it's a fund raiser. They do this one day every week. People come, play, and the proceeds go to a local charity. I have never gone, but I know people, retirees, who do. And, actually, I see nothing wrong with it. It is no more a diversion than going to the beach or playing cards, or going to a movie.

    Lindsey
    Lindsey....local charity please. People in this town take mercenary to a fine art.
    Last edited by joe; 01-14-2016 at 10:05 PM. Reason: sp

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    If I didn't dislike that place I would be playing bingo every week!!!

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