Recent content by Kiboko

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    Sending an overseas shipment FROM the DR

    Hello! After a very short two and a half years, we have to leave this sunny isle and head back to my husband's home country, Japan, and we're thinking about how to transport all our belongings. We're planning on selling the car and all the household goods (let me know if you're looking for...
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    Photos of the Santo Domingo-Samana highway

    This past weekend we decided to try out the new highway to Samana and were extremely impressed. After last month's cries of "No way will it be ready!", we were expecting some difficult patches, but boy, they must have done some serious work in the past few weeks! The whole road from south to...
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    What to do in Jarabacoa

    Hello! My parents are coming out from the UK to visit me soon, which I am really looking forward to. However, I'm having a bit of trouble deciding what to do with them here. They are not at all interested in lying on the beach, and they don't cope very well with the heat, so one of my ideas...
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    Dominican funerals

    The grandmother of one of my husband's Dominican co-workers passed away last week, and the funeral is being held tomorrow. Despite the fact that we are in Santo Domingo and the funeral is being held in the Cibao region, and that no one in the company ever met the grandmother, most of the...
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    Yellow lemons for Pancake Day

    A question for the Brits and chefs among you: Does anyone have any idea where I might find yellow lemons in Santo Domingo? Fresh would be best, but if not, Jif-style bottled juice will do. I'm planning on cooking a few pancakes on Tuesday, and while I could use the green limes sold here, I...
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    Driving directions to Barcelo Punta Cana

    Hello! We'll be driving soon to Barcelo Punta Cana (formerly Breezes) from Santo Domingo. I know it's one of the most northern hotels on that bit of coast, but I'm not sure how far north. Would we be better off turning east at Otra Banda towards the airport then driving north up the coast, or...
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    Lasik eye surgery in Santo Domingo

    Hello! Have any board members had lasik eye surgery in Santo Domingo? I found a couple of threads on this, but they were from several years ago and I would love to hear about more recent experiences. Which doctor/clinic did the operation, and how did it go? Would you recommend them? Thank...
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    Road to Playa Cabo Engano

    Hi! If anyone has been to Playa Cabo Engano, could they tell me how to get there, and whether it is worth the trip. The Lonely Planet says "On the road to Cabeza de Toro, turn right on the first dirt road that's past the go-cart track". Last time we tried finding it, we spent a fruitless hour...
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    AMET court

    Hi! Could someone tell me where the AMET court in SD is, and at what time it opens in the morning? A traffic light turned orange just as I was driving through it the other day, and the AMET officer waiting on the other side gave me a ticket for going through a red light. :cry: She didn't keep...
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    Departure/Reentry into the DR while applying for provisional residency

    Hi! I've been lurking on this forum for a while now, and really appreciate all the great advice that DR1ers take time to give. Now I have some questions of my own, but can't seem to find the answers in the archives. I have been living and working in the DR since May this year, and my husband...