Recent content by David B

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    Airports to be shut down for 15 days from 10th Jan ??

    I went to Jumbo to buy a can of Campbell's soup for a recipe and saw there was none in Jumbo nor La Sirena a (except for Vegetarian Vegetable -- haha). Pasta, too, seems to sell out, and I was wondering if we're beginning to see shortages again or maybe I'm just paranoid. Reading these comments...
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    Camel non-filters in the DR

    Do they sell them here on the North Coast? I smoked Gauloises a few times in my earlier days.
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    Camel non-filters in the DR

    Brother (or Sister), I learned that the hard way this morning. Just for the heck of it (how bad could they be?), I bought a pack of Nacionales and got sick after the first cigarette. Lord knows what they put in them!
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    Camel non-filters in the DR

    It's just that the women and the rum aren't doing the job fast enough! 😝
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    Camel non-filters in the DR

    Do they exist?
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    Seamstress or a tailor needed in Sosua. Recommendations?

    A sign that says "Sastreria." :p It's in the alley directly across from the parking lot of Plaza Europa. He's done work for me a couple of times. I ask him what it costs, and he just tells me, "whatever you want to pay."
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    Seamstress or a tailor needed in Sosua. Recommendations?

    The guy across the street from Plaza Europa on Pedro Clisante does nice work.
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    New entry procedures

    I filled it out online before my flight out of Newark last week. Most passengers filled out the paper version they were handing out, and the woman at the counter kept referring to it as a a "health declaration" or something like that. The paper version also had "salud" at the top but the...
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    What's the Difference between Americans and Dominicans?

    While all of the Dominicans I know want money, they don't seem terribly interested in working. I honestly have to say that I think Dominicans are lazy. And believe me, as a life-long sloucher, I respect that!
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    Taxi Fares Puerto Plata

    Thanks, I thought it was 1500, but a taxi driver just charged me 1300 from Maimon.
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    Taxi Fares Puerto Plata

    Anyone have the rate handy for a taxi from the airport in Puerto Plata to Puerto Plata itself?
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    Suggestions for fun in Sosúa?

    Yes, I've met him. He's friends with the Belgian I mentioned who has the caseta on the beach. I think it's #72.
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    Suggestions for fun in Sosúa?

    Anyone been to Hotel Voramar in Sosua?
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    Suggestions for fun in Sosúa?

    I don't know about "good guy." I have my own first-hand stories to tell. But we're not here for character assassination. Suffice it to say that my girlfriend and I enjoy going there. Her best friend and sister, not so much.
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    Suggestions for fun in Sosúa?

    oops! I'll add some of my own. Enjoy the location of Rumba's and it's certainly usually hopping, and the outdoor seating is nice. The drinks and food are pretty good. There's an Austrian gentleman down the street who also has good food and runs a nice establishment. On the beach, I like...