Recent content by amp

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    Casa de cambio ( check cashing store )

    Gabino's on Calle del Sol across from La Sirena always had best exchange rate.
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    Dominicans in Chicagoland, where you at?! Headed there and looking to catch of with island peoples. Any recommendations of places to visit and check out?
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    Traveling w/ DR Passport & US Permanent Residency

    I'm wondering how travel works in order for our family to take a trip outside the US. My wife and daughter have permanent residency in the US (green cards) and have the spouse/family visa in their Dominican passports. From what I have read, they can travel to countries which allow DR passport...
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    Huelga in Santiago

    There's a strike today in Santiago. I don't have much information but there are no conchos today, only the A route and the M route are working (according to a concho driver). If I get more specifics I'll post them here.
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    Coin counting machine

    I'm having the hardest time finding a bank which has a machine that counts coins and pays you in bills. Anyone know where I can do this? I've been in the banks and told them we'll count the coins with them but they say they will only do it with business accounts. We've got RD$6,000 in coins...
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    Cancelling Utilities

    Hey, Does anyone have turnaround time for cancelling utilities (water, electric, Claro)? We're trying to determine how to handle this as we're leaving the country and don't want to have any outstanding bills. We've called EdeNorte and they said 3 days. Same with Corasaan and Claro says same...
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    The First Person On The Sun :laugh:
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    Fake ID from Obras Publica

    Beware. My wife went to renew her drivers license in Santiago. She took her old, expired license which she received in Santo Domingo years back. Apparently, when scanning the license in their system, nothing registered. They took it to review more thoroughly and came with a verdict that...
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    Hotels Near NEW US Embassy

    Anyone recommend hotels near the new US embassy? I'd rather not leave Santiago at 3AM again just to get into Santo Domingo on time. Traffic there is terrible in the mornings. RD$3,000 is my budget for one night's stay, even that is a bit more than I'd like to spend though.
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    EncargoPAQ Upped Price Per Pound

    New package on the way and asked the price, was a bit higher than usual and they said Oct. 1st they upped the price per pound to RD$204/lb. Wish they would have sent out an email or something - they sure seemed to be good about emails for other things but not when it costs the customer more...
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    Am I Reading This Wrong?

    Just want to make sure I'm not insane and I still am able to read. Means we gave RD$17,000 deposit which will be returned once we end the contract. Right? Landlord is saying one one of the halves from the deposit applies to the first month's rent. We have receipts which show we have paid...
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    Long Blackout 9/24

    Anyone else still without power? I'm in Santiago, El Dorado area and the power had been out since around 5PM. Very odd that the power is out for this long. Most likely due to the storm. Wondering if it's just this side of town or more spread out?
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    Do I Need a Letter of Consent?

    My wife, my daughter, and I are in the process of going to the US. My daughter's biological father is not in the picture. He doesn't see her, doesn't call her, doesn't provide for her. He's in another country as well. Do we need any legal documentation stating that he consents to his...
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    First Time in Zona Colonial

    I took my first trip to la Zona Colonial yesterday. I had been wanting to go for quite awhile to see the history, soak in the atmosphere, and understand the beginnings of the new world. It's beautiful. The structures created hundreds of years ago are really amazing. Looking at them was a real...
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    Corn Dogs?

    Where the heck can we get some corn dogs for the 4th in Santiago? I'm thinking PriceSmart or Nacional.