Recent content by tmnyc

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    DCC (dynamic currency conversion) in DR

    Negative. It's converted at the card holders end NOT the merchant. Negative, that's why there is a "Foreign Conversion Fee" when charged in the local currency. Negative. Here's the real reason: Dynamic Currency Conversion... The supermarket did you ugly. Travelers deal with different...
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    New $100 USD Note

    Question, has anyone tried to exchange, at a DR "cambio", the new $100 USD note? The Feds issued 3.5 billion of these bills on 8 Oct 2013. A lot of banks in the US (at least in my region) have stop circulating the older $100 bills. Just wandering if it has had a chance to "sink in" in DR...
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    Cultural Learnings of Kazakhstan for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of the Dom Republic

    "Kyrgyzstan, latest notch in tiny Dominican Republic's big diplomatic belt" "Dominican Republic and Kyrgyzstan agreed to establish diplomatic ties in New Delhi today, in yet another ambitious step by the government of the tiny Caribbean nation." Cultural Learnings of Kazakhstan for Make...
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    Parking lot scam

    SHOPPING AT LA SIRENA A 'heads up' for those men who may be regular La Sirena customers. This one caught me by surprise. Over the last month I became a victim of a clever scam while out shopping. Simply going out to get supplies has turned out to be quite traumatic. Don't be naive enough to...
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    Mobil Digagnostic Ultrasonido Imaging in the D.R.

    Which country do you speak of, Dominica or the Dominican Republic? Citizen of the Dominican Republic Citizen of Dominica