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Thread: A Geography Lesson Needed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beeza View Post
    Some people think Nambia is real country!
    It's in New Jersey

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    Quote Originally Posted by ju10prd View Post
    One wonders if some expats who have associations with the Dominican Republic, have ever studied a map of the country...or even the DR1 map?

    We get posters posting about this or that place in the totally wrong region.

    We get some visitors flying into XX airport because it is cheaper and have to travel hundreds of miles to get to their holiday destination.

    We get some posters who are oblivious to parts of this country beyond their favorite holiday haunt.

    We get old timers in the Caribbean who still call the island Santo Domingo.

    We get some who call it Dominican.

    What is so difficult with opening up a map and having basic understanding of the geography of the place you are going to, or planning to visit or even asking a question about on this forum?


    So whats the name of the island  then?

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    The names of the whole island have included Hispaniola, La Española, Saint Domingue, Santo Domingo, Ayiti and Quisqueya.
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    The island is called hispaniola. The countries...you know. So when ju10prd wrote some call tge island Santo Domingo she or he had in mind dominican republic, which is not the island.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chirimoya View Post
    The names of the whole island have included Hispaniola, La Española, Saint Domingue, Santo Domingo, Ayiti and Quisqueya.
    And La Republica Doninicana? That is how tour operators said it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chirimoya View Post
    Some of the people who decide to fly into Punta Cana to save $50 when they're booked in hotels in Samana or Puerto Plata are probably under the impression that the DR - or as they would call it "Duh Duminican" - is one of them tiny islands where everything is within a 20-minute drive.
    I get this all the time: "I can fly into Punta Cana for $150 less than Santiago. Can you pick me up at 5pm, or should I catch dinner and take a cab to Jarabacoa for the 8pm orientation?"

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    I know several natives from different Caribbean islands (Curacao, Aruba and Trinidad specifically) who refer to the DR as "Santo Domingo."

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    Quote Originally Posted by dulce View Post
    And La Republica Doninicana? That is how tour operators said it.
    The whole island, not just the DR/RD.
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    I find every country (mostly African) that has republic in their name Ridiculous.
    It's not the same saying one is from Cuba, Panama, Guatemala, as I am from the dominican republic, as if it used to be a kingdom.
    That's just personal but in our family we say SD refering as the DR too. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fulano2 View Post
    I find every country (mostly African) that has republic in their name Ridiculous.
    It's not the same saying one is from Cuba, Panama, Guatemala, as I am from the dominican republic, as if it used to be a kingdom.
    That's just personal but in our family we say SD refering as the DR too. 
    I would accept it and be happier if they prefixed it with "banana" ....

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