View Poll Results: Do you regret moving to the Dominican Republic?

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Thread: Do you regret moving to the Dominican Republic?

  1. #11
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    Don't regret it for a nano-second.

    1) Florida

    2) 8.5 years

    3) Better, by far, than FL weather. Cooler in the summer & warmer than the winter

    4) Not a massive change except more veggies & fruit. more chicken & pork, much less beef

    5) Wife is tri-lingual Dominican, and my Spanish is getting slowly better. Many if not most I deal with can speak English and actually enjoy the practice

    6) Driving, once the culture and unwritten "rules of the road" were understood have been easy. Actually, I'm more dangerous for the first 30 minutes when driving back in the states, a re-entry of sorts

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    Default Do you regret moving to the Dominican Republic?

    Zero regrets.

    1. From what country did you moved to the DR?
    USA

    2. How long have you been living in the DR?
    11 years now + 3 previously

    3. How do you cope with the weather?
    A/C and try to avoid being out on the hottest of afternoons.

    4. How did you became used to (or incoporated into your diet) typical Dominican food?
    Quite happy eating Dominican food... but unfortunately too many carbs in general for me.

    5. (For non-Spanish speakers) How do you manage without speaking Spanish?
    Learned to speak Spanish

    6. Was getting used to local driving habits easy or hard? How did you cope with it?
    Just grabbed a car one day at work and drove across Santiago. Maybe a month before I was not white knuckling it. These days the traffic here is second nature. Don't think of it as being unusual.

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    No regrets, not for one second.

    1. Netherlands.
    2. 15 years.
    3. Love it, only use a fan no ac.
    4. I eat it all.
    5. Spoke Spanish after 3 months (can't live decently in any country without speaking the language imo)
    6. Easy. Considering everybody more drunk than me and under the influence of whatever.

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    Thumbs up

    I would like to thank nalls for this poll
    I have been there many times
    but i find the flight long
    and the weather to hot,
    my wife is from nagua

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    No regrets

    Cdn citizen arrived through USA

    9 years this Jan

    No weather issues - Great Lakes hotter, more humid in summer
    but I return there May/June and Sept/Oct

    Eat better here than anywhere.. no processed foods( a Abuela), all fresh, etc

    Learned enough Spanish to get by and get in trouble

    Have won many road rallies and been offered work in chofer school.
    Seem to be squeaking by

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    1. Canada
    2. 20 years
    3. A/c at home, car and office
    4. Didn't have a choice at first. It was that or nothing
    5. Learned spanish the hard way and worked to make it as perfect as possible
    6. Learned to drive here. Driving in Canada is boring...

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    1. I came from Québec, Canada
    2. It will be 5 years this November 3rd
    3. Summer is a little rough but I still can function without A/C... Love it otherwise
    4. No problem with dominican food, but most of the time, I make my own meals so.... my own receipes
    5. I came here bilingual with french and english... learned spanish by myself... no way someone would move to a country and NOT learn the language
    6. Don't drive here but the driving is almost like in Montreal, so no panic when I drive...

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    1. U.S.A.
    2. 9 years
    3. Easy, love the heat. Hate cold.
    4. I eat out at restaurants almost all the time so try to avoid most Dominican food.
    5. N/A
    6. Very easily. I love driving here, no tickets and you can drive as fast as you want.....

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    Only regret is it takes two days to get to BC to visit my kids and parents.

    1. From British Columbia Canada
    2. 4 years
    3. Weather is fine. Heat bothers my Dominican wife more than me. Have AC in the Bedroom, only used about 30 days a year.
    4. I have no problem with Dominican food,
    5. I understand far more Spanish than I can speak but slowly but surely I'm learning , a poco a poco. Fortunately many in my wife's family can speak some English.
    6. I don't mind driving here, but do vocalize my frustration on the idiot moto drivers. I avoid driving in Santiago at night, I find it worse than Santo Domingo. Better roads equals faster drivers.

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    [QUOTE=NALs;1724297]This poll was suggested by Dominican Joe and its quite straight forward.

    Some of the additional questions (to be answered in posts):

    1. From what country did you moved to the DR? United States

    2. How long have you been living in the DR? 9 years

    3. How do you cope with the weather? Fan, A/C, Umbrella

    4. How did you became used to (or incoporated into your diet) typical Dominican food? Love Bandera Dominicana (Arroz, carne, ensalada)

    5. (For non-Spanish speakers) How do you manage without speaking Spanish? I am about 80% espeaka Espanish

    6. Was getting used to local driving habits easy or hard? How did you cope with it?
    Defensive driving...pull off to the side a lot and most times I still am behind the same vehicle except for Caribe Tours

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