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  1. Thread: Walking At Night

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    Lol, the thread is titled "walking at night" and...

    Lol, the thread is titled "walking at night" and everyone is piling on how great the park is at *day* time. I would rather walk through any of the worst top 5 DR barrios than in be that park after...
  2. Thread: Walking At Night

    by VJS
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    I wouldn't walk there after the sun sets. They...

    I wouldn't walk there after the sun sets. They find bodies in there every so often.
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    The agreement is not yet in effect, so DR...

    The agreement is not yet in effect, so DR citizens do need a visa for Russia as of now.
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    You should have bought a ticket for one of the...

    You should have bought a ticket for one of the worldcup matches during the visa-free regime this summer.



    Dominicans with regular passports need a visa to visit Russia, despite of what some...
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    Keep you doors locked at all times when driving...

    Keep you doors locked at all times when driving (and stopping) in the DR or you will have much larger problems.
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    But you are lucky if you get even half of those...

    But you are lucky if you get even half of those free shots, most of the time it will be 'no hay vacuna', especially outside of large cities.
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    Junk yards in DR? Where you can just walk in,...

    Junk yards in DR? Where you can just walk in, find something valuable for your car and take it off? Lol. You should go to Villa Juana in SD, that's where 90% of all spare parts off dead cars go, at...
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    TUI flights connecting with Brussels don't appear...

    TUI flights connecting with Brussels don't appear to be there anymore. I saw them last fall but can't find now.
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    There are several Facebook groups / profiles that...

    There are several Facebook groups / profiles that post info about charter tickets opportunities, mostly flying to/from PUJ but also to POP. I've seen prices as low as $150 (gotta be ready to go in...
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    You need to figure out which applications suck up...

    You need to figure out which applications suck up the bandwidth. It could be some iCloud backup or iTunes or something else of which you are not aware. Open ActivityMonitor app from Applications ->...
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    I use a similar setup in Canada with a Mailboxes...

    I use a similar setup in Canada with a Mailboxes Etc franschisee - pay annual fee and when I need to get my mail, I email them and request it to be sent to where I am at the moment. Or if I am in...
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    Sign up with a mail forwarding service in the US:...

    Sign up with a mail forwarding service in the US: they will give you a formally looking USA address and will forward your mail via courier at your request to anywhere in the world. There are even...
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    Your $10K+ transfers are held for longer time...

    Your $10K+ transfers are held for longer time while supposedly the bank people are checking if the money is legit. The interest earned is a nice side benefit (to the bank). Its been debated before,...
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    Its really that bad, although if all you need is...

    Its really that bad, although if all you need is a couple of weights, it may be adequate. Keep in mind that la luz there is on Callejon schedule, so maybe 15 hours a week. The only treadmill they...
  15. Should have fixed it yourself for under half the...

    Should have fixed it yourself for under half the quoted price. Now all you can do is gripe about the bill and maybe knock some of the amount off in the best case.
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    No gyms in Cabarete. Closest are Ocean Village...

    No gyms in Cabarete. Closest are Ocean Village and Sabaneta (Samsons) - about same distance from the Cabarete center.
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    One time I was buying a ticket to Panama, the...

    One time I was buying a ticket to Panama, the flight from Santiago to San Jose (Costa Rica) via Panama was actually cheaper by about $100 than the direct flight STI-PTY, so I bought the Costa Rica...
  18. did they give a reason why not? I canceled quite...

    did they give a reason why not? I canceled quite a few tickets within 24 hour window, all bought through Orbitz.
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    If I recall correctly, CPS's maritime rate was...

    If I recall correctly, CPS's maritime rate was about 50-60% of their air rate - you use their alternate US address and it goes via ship container automatically.
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    You need to find Korean and Chinese stores in SD,...

    You need to find Korean and Chinese stores in SD, they'll have what you need.
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    There are so called clinicas de dolor with major...

    There are so called clinicas de dolor with major hospitals, she should try those. For instance, in Santiago, Corominas and Union have those. In SD can try Plaza de la Salud or Clinica Abreu, Dra...
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    Yes, all Uber cars are CLEANER and newer. In fact...

    Yes, all Uber cars are CLEANER and newer. In fact I believe they only sign you up if you have a relatively new car, certainly none of your typical crappy DR taxi with broken doors, smelly seats and...
  23. It's a common thing: speakers tend to...

    It's a common thing: speakers tend to automatically switch to the language they perceive as most efficient / least painful for communicating, i.e. they see that their English is better than your...
  24. Thread: Selling a car

    by VJS
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    The back side of the car matricula has a section...

    The back side of the car matricula has a section on the ownership transfer. You write new owner's name, address and sign it. Take a photo of it and give the matricula to the buyer. Count the money...
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    Everyone was being fingerprinted when I landed in...

    Everyone was being fingerprinted when I landed in October, they must be running it intermittently.
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