Recent content by Mauricio

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    When you are an idiot...

    I don’t think so....the commenter mentioned in the article protbably means: if I’m the owner of both trucks I fire both drivers. Not that she really is.
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    Best Burgers In Santo Domingo ???

    Mustard Chef Pepper
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    Ads, ads, ads....

    Little by little dr1 is being flooded by ads. I guess running a forum / portal like this costs money and probably the owners want to earn some as well, but a balance wouldn’t be bad. It doesn’t help readability when ads appear within the posts, same ads are repeated in the same post and...
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    Diphtheria?

    I heard from my inlaws there have been cases of diphtheria in Santo Domingo? Anyone heard about that? 
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    All the ads...

    Is it just me or is the dr1 forum since today full of ads.  I always had a banner on top but now I have banners all over the page and even between a post and the like / thanks box. Makes it annoying to read (and I don’t need a ‘dakkapel’)
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    Left paradise

    My family and I finally did it, left DR last week and are in Europe right now. Apparently next week we will have -15 degrees Celsius....:surprised I didn't hate DR (all the time), we had 8 great years we are thankful for, but with 4 children decided Holland will probably suit us better.  DR...
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    iPad schools

    Years ago PICHARDO (where is he?!) claimed that DR would be implementing iPad based schooling if I recall well. Everybody laughed (including me). However though, yesterday I heard a friend of relative handled a deal worth 15,000,000 USD for this iPad project and another 60,000,000 deal coming...
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    Moving boxes to Europe

    Does anybody know a company that can handle moving boxes from DR to the Netherlands? I was planning on shipping a 20ft container but now considering sell everything’s and only bring the most necessary, maybe 5-10m3.  Not just the shipping but also the customs handling on both ends. I have done...
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    What’s this, payback? British sanky?

    https://youtu.be/YDMDKbpRL3g
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    Why do Dominicans applaud after a plane lands safely?

    Nice article in Diario Libre on this: https://www.diariolibre.com/noticias/por-que-los-dominicanos-aplauden-cuando-aterriza-el-avion-JG8282902
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    (Dutch) volunteers wanted!

    For the past year and a bit I have been visiting Dutch prisoners in the Dominican penitiary system. It's a volunteer 'job' to make sure the Dutch resocialisation / reintegration board knows what is going on with Dutch nationals in the Dominican carcels and is aware how they could be / need to be...
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    No stretcher available...

    https://youtu.be/yyyvCs5zkcw
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    Ryanair to fly to DR from Madrid

    According to Ryanair's website the partnership they announced with Air Europa will mean they'll be flying to Latin America, including DR.  http://corporate.ryanair.com/news/news/170523-ryanair-website-to-sell-air-europa-long-haul-flights/?market=ie Hopefully this helps to lower the ridiculous...
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    HBO Real Sports on Dominican traffic

    This episode was on HBO last night , only the trailer here: https://youtu.be/pHD4vMjnDdo
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    E'pa 'tras que vamo'

    When I came to DR for the first time (17 years ago), Santo Domingo was a mess, best mall in the city was Diamond Mall or Unicentro, and government institutions were inefficient houses of horror where you would spend hours just to get a simple paper or deposit a document. (But at least you could...