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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    Not really that fond of those crowded guagua trips, but this was a true necessity.

    I'm a bit burned out after the past few months here.... too many troubles.
    Certainly ready to jump ship 

    Bronxboyatheart.... cue me

    My bags are packed, I'm ready to go....

    Remember me when you're ready to give up the Wrangler.

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    It too was in the shop....66,000 miles and purrs.

    New blower tarjeta, windshields washers back in action, new fuel pump/flota.... all good.

    Remember, I had 'islandised' before shipping it here...locked the rear wheels, roof rack and light bar....upped the suspension
    Perfectly adapted...

    Not on the market yet, it never goes more than 15-20 miles from home any more.
    All local trips

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    On a guagua from puerto plata to luperon at christmastime a few years ago , of course the guagua was packed. I was first on and sat in the rear. A fat lady sat beside me and since it was so packed with people the fat lady sat on my leg. I couldnt move. In luperon i was last off but couldnt move because my leg was really, really asleep. The driver and other peopple helped me out and i leaned up against a building. After feeling returned to my leg i started to walk away but noticed the concerned look of nearby people. They thought i was havinging a heart attack. After i explained that my leg fell asleep because the fat lady sat on it, i could still hear everyone laughing from a block away. Dominicans love a good laugh.

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    I am sure there are a million good guagua stories...how could there not be ???

    I can see your story in my mind....
    Never, never had I had the good fortune to get a pretty little thing as a seatmate...
    Always old or gorda or both....

    hahahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    dv8... even a raod trip can help.... weekend in Sto Dom, Samana, whatever
    but changing the scenery makes a BIG difference to attitude, I find.
    this is very true. we are planning a road trip some time soon and my MIL is trying to get me accompany her on a trip to europe this autumn so that would be a breath of fresh (and cold) air

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    You'll be helping her with the languages..... great idea.

    I hope it happens for you 

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    I rather have a root canal then ride on those things. I especially love it when 6 to 8 men just finished working in the cane fields pile in. Smells worse than a barnyard.

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    It was another necessary evil for me.

    I wanted to take my main man to drive the other car.... he drives,  but has no license 
    He was too afraid of the police presence yesterday.... getting caught.

    I was strongly advised to get back by noon..... before the fan and feces were to meet.

    However, the odd Dominican experience can be grounding.... odd experience, no steady diet 

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    Given the fact that my truck is STILL in the shop I used Caribe Tours to go visit a client in Puerto Plata this week. I had a terrifying moto ride from Caribe to the client's office (across from Brugal). I am not new to moto drivers in POP but this was ridiculous. After finishing with the client I took one of the vans over to Sosua to visit friends. It was the most uneventful van ride I ever had. Past rides included a guy next to me with 2 live roosters on his lap, another guy with one of those washer/driers they rent and one of those on the step up hanging outside (I actually felt safer, my logic being as I was watching out for any potential collision I would be able to jump and roll figuring my chances would be much better than being inside.

    WW and AE, I went to the states last Sun - Thurs and for me, I couldn't wait to get back. After almost 11 years this is home. Maybe that says something about the level of my sanity, or lack thereof.

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    I hear you Gerhard

    I miss it too but my car episode (2) has gone on too long.
    Finally finished, espero 

    Normally, I have few to zero problems that aren't resolved easily and quickly 

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