Recent content by Formosano2000

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    Dominican Republic on Wikipedia

    Interesting to see what collective wisdom has to say on this country: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominican_Republic#Economy I have to say though, that this part is quite sobering: ------------ According to the 2005 Annual Report of the United Nations Subcommitee on Human Development in the...
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    Horseback riding in Juan Dolio

    Years ago when I was a teeager, I used to go horseback riding in Juan Dolio. I remember there used to be a bunch of horse ranches north of the carretera that rent horses by the hour. Do those places still exist ? If so, could somebody post the contact phone numbers here ? Thanks !
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    Climbing Pico Duarte over Semana Santa ?

    After having lived in DR for all these days, I've decided to bite the bullet and climb Pico Duarte after putting it off for so long. And Semana Santa sounds like a perfect time as we want to avoid the crowds on the beaches. There is a group of 5-6 people that I can organize to go together. Now...
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    Corruption study: Applicable to DR ??

    Very intriguing article and had me thinking about the quid-pro-quo for cozy business-politics situation here in DR. -------------------...
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    How very true !

    >Last month, the U.N. conducted a worldwide survey. > >The question asked was: > >"Would you please give your honest opinion about solutions to food >shortages in the rest of the world ?" > >The survey was a huge failure: > >In Eastern Europe they didn't know what "honest" meant. >In...
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    The Dominican version of "Thelma & Louise"

    Boy, life sure isn't boring living in DR. I am curious to see pix of these "gorgeous robbers" :) PS. No offense, but I hope AZB gets to read this before it's too late ;) ----------------------------- Lo que faltaba, bell?simas mujeres en rol de asaltantes Por Ricardo Santana /...
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    I thougth Hippo was bad.......

    Oh boy, how wrong can I be !!! Just today, my FedEx delivery man told me that until the government reaches an agreement with all private couriers regarding this idiotic "taxing all deliveries", FedEx will suspend all outgoing services. Supposedly the same is going on with other majore...
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    Why Latinos Can't Be Terrorists...

    Got this through an e-mail forward. Having lived in DR for so long, I have to say these are right on !!! :) Time to get rid of those triple security checks at SDQ!!! ----------------------------------------------- WHY LATINOS CAN'T BE TERRORISTS... 1. 8:45 am is too early for us to be up...
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    Best-Value Sunday lunch buffet in Santo Domingo

    Name: Vetro?s Sushi Bar Location: Roberto Pastoriza No. 210, Tel: 563-4424, right across from both Taboo Bamboo and Peppino's Reason why?: Quality/Quantity food at low price This is a full-menu Japanese restaurant. But on Sundays from 12:30-4pm, they have all-you-can-eat buffet at RD$325 per...
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    Quirino con US$1 bill?n: lo relacionan con Mej?a

    Sounds like somebody's illicit fortunes tops that of the Domnican Central Bank, whose reserve is far short of one billion US$ ! Will we see somebody follow the footsteps of Noriega (former Panamanian leader incarcerated in the US on drug trafficking charges) ...
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    Solar eclipse veiwable in DR this afternoon !

    Sounds like 60% of the eclipse is viewable around 6:20pm today. -------------------------------- http://elcaribe.com.do/articulo_caribe.aspx?id=46158&guid=69B405731B164034AC71C0F8B019D3D3&Seccion=13 http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7359823/?GT1=6428
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    Best vegetarian Taiwanese food in Santo Domingo

    Name: Ice (formerly known as "Zona Fr?a") Location: Romulo Betancourt No. 409, Tel: 620-1099 Reason why?: Unique, tasty, exotic and ultra-cheap Sometimes you come across the most unlikely places when least expected. Despite the crazy price inflation in DR, there is a little oasis for those...
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    Best Korean food in Santo Domingo

    Name: Bethel Coreano Location: Romuno Bentancourt 156, Tel: 532-6248 Reason why?: Abundance of delicious food at budget prices. One of the three Korean eateries open to the public in Santo Domingo, this one is a family-style no-frill place. Zero d?cor so don't expect to woo and wow your date...
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    Best budget Italian food in Santo Domingo

    Name: Peppino?s Location: Roberto Pastoriza No. 313 Tel: 540-4600 Reason why?: Hip, cheap and friendly serivce, but most important of all, the food is tasty. This restaurant has been jam-packed since word got out on El Caribe?s Bureo. No wonder. Not a single dish sells over RD$200. But each...
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    Best Chinese restaurant in Santo Domingo

    Name: Chino de Mariscos Location: Ave. Sarasota No. 38-A , Tel: 33-5249 Reason why?: Among the Asian communities, this choice is a non-brainer. It serves authentic Chinese/Cantonese food with consistent quality and reasonable pricing. Dim Sum menu available during Sunday lunch. This is...