Recent content by ben jammin

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    Happy Birthday AlterEgo...

    Happy belated.. hope it was a good one for you :)
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    Travel Guide

    Seems there used to be a section with travel guides to all the regions of DR with a description, accommodations, attractions etc. Am I missing something orr have they been deleted? Thanks, Ben (asking for a friend who wants to visit, any other links other than DR1 would be appreciated as well)
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    Quality knives on the North Coast ?

    The best knife is a sharp one
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    Correct shoes for RD?

    Of course I don't care your opinion of which type shoes but since I am a 13 year member with few posts I'll start a new thread every day that no one gives a crap about so I can become a senior member and post with the big boys (silly eh?) My days of reading and only commenting on things I have...
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    Little League Heaven

    Dominican Republic vrs Japan at 6pm on ESPN followed by my NC team from Greenville at 8pm These boys sure can play and are fun to watch!!
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    dancing dog

    S? Riso Mail V?deos C?micos Funny Videos - Como se dan?a o merengue...
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    DR Trip 2011

    Will try to give a day by day description with some pics (everybody loves them!) :) Day 1: Arrived in SDQ early afternoon, met with our Dominican friend at the airport, got rental car (Ford Explorer thanks to recommendations by helpful DR1ers) got through SD (man i hate big cities) and off...
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    best coffee

    Ok... Alter ego was so helpful i hate to complain, BUT.... she forgot to remind me how great the coffee from San Jose de Ocoa was and to buy EXTRA while i was there. Now i am hooked! As if the climate, topography and beautiful people are not enough. Anyone have any info on cafe samir coffee...
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    dominican coffee maker frustrations

    It seems every morning the first pot turns out so well, i wash it out well and make sure the flow is correct and unclogged but the second batch never perks to the top part. This wouldn't bother me so much except the coffee which we got in san jose de ocoa is so good i hate to waste it :( any...
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    Condition of mountain roads

    Thanks to AE and CB for some very good advise but thought i'd post to see if anyone else has traveled these roads lately and has an opinion. I will be in the country soon (Dec 1-20) and will be spending the first few days in Barahona and the last few in Samana. We plan to rent a suzuki gran...
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    will airlines waive baggage charges for suitcase of gifts?

    Is anyone familiar with airline policy regarding bringing of gifts for children. We will be flying delta from the US and wish to bring a suitcase of school supplies, baseball equipment and toys for local kids. normally we only stay for a week or two and have the room to bring these things but...
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    will my phone from last year work now?

    bought a cheap phone last year during my DR visit and i was wondering if it would work this year. could i just visit an orange store and have it reactivated or will i need to purchase another? thanks, ben
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    for all you fishermen (and wives)

    The wife and I were at home watching TV. > > I had the remote and was switching back and forth between a > > fishing channel and the porn channel. > She became more and more annoyed and finally said: > > "For God's sake! Leave it on the porn channel! > > You already know how to fish!"
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    trip report... samana peninsula 2010

    Thanks to all for the help and guidance that made our trip special :) After missing out on a vacation last year the wife and I decided to spend 2 weeks this year in beautiful samana. One in las galeras which was a new spot for us, and one a return visit to las terrenas. We flew into SDQ...
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    purchasing phone at airport

    the wife and i are arriving to SDQ, renting a vehicle and off to las galeras in a couple of weeks and i have a question for those in the know:) i have been told my cellphone will not work in the DR and i would really like to purchase one before arriving in las galeras. can cellphones be...