Recent content by Jimmydr

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    Aventura in Concert

    I have been going to Medellin Colombia over the past few years and while I was there, I heard they were in town so we bought tickets. They were $15 a seat, in the better section, not VIP and it was an excellant concert. I had tried to catch them in NYC but it was too expensive. It started at...
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    What are your rights?

    So you are sitting in a restaurant and a man and comes up to you. He says he is a lawyer and you are under arrest. He has a warrant for your arrest. The name on the warrant, well its not your name. Can this man, a lawyer arrest you and force you into his car or is it kidnapping?
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    Sosua Billy?

    I did a search, did he die?
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    Just got back from Sosua....

    I never ate so good. I tried Britannaia annd was back 6 more times. Breakfast and lunch were good fast and priced right. I ate at the Shark bar 4 times, great buffets and late night snacks. I had my Ice Cream at Baileys 5 times. Ribs at Rockies, we ordered in the afternoon for the evening...
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    My new job....

    They just do not understand why I need off 5 weeks a year to go to DR, they say its dangourous there. Boy o Boy!
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    Success starts at home first....

    Having travelled extensively since 2000 the one thing that I notice is winners at home are winners abroad and losers shall always be losers. I see people arriving in DR with as much as $100,000 and as little as $3,000 all thinking that they will be successful in Dr whereas they were not back...
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    Dying in the Dominican Republic....

    Since in the future, my brother and I shall be living full time in the DR and we both have no children in America, are there places where ex pats are all buried together?
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    Looking for Condo s to stay in.

    We are a group of about 100, age 30 and above that visit Sosua, Caberete many times a year. We are looking to get blocks of units so we can stay near one another. We come in groups of 4 - 40 depending on time of year. Thanks
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    I turn my back and she becomes Americanized!!!!

    I am with my novia almost 5 years. I help her graduate regular school and get a secretary certificate so she can get a job. Turns out she can get only about 6,000 a month in pesos so why work. Tells me that she won't work. I in turn tell her that she is Dominican and 6,000 is a great salary...
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    Adoption of Dominican Children....

    I am with my novia about 5 years now and I support the kids 100%. I was thinking that I would adopt them, get them US Passports and college educate them here in the US. Has anyone any thoughts on this?
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    The town of Sosua is killing itself.....

    Nothing more that pure greed. When I first arrived here years ago, dinner was about $8. The peso then went down and dinner went to $5. These days dinner is going for $15 to $20 and basically its crap. Food prices in the supermarkets have been dropping over the past month or so but not the greedy...
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    Tourist Taxi vs public taxi..........

    I started this new topic since there are interested parties. There are public taxis everywhere and in many cases are more than 50% cheaper than the tourist taxis. In Sosua and Caberete they can come to your hotel to pick you up. I was told by a tourist taxi driver that he would chase them away...
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    Beach Bash..........

    Last week I attended a night time event at The Shark Bar located at #66 on the beach. It started around 7PM and lasted until 11PM. They had a bad playing American Music and they cooked up burgers and hotdogs and Sasauge and Peppers. There were about 40 people there. It was a rainy day so many...
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    My house in the campo........

    I am building myself a house in the North near Sosua. I have been watching other construction in the area and its slow moving. I was going to put in the foundation and walls. They said 6 to 8 weeks. My Dominican novia would watch them, since its for both of us. I charged all the material on my...
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    Whats the job market on secretaries?

    My novia just finished computer school and will have her diploma within a few weeks. How is the market and does anyone know of jobs? I understand entry level is about 6,000 pesos.