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  1. Well, they should be, at least.

    Well, they should be, at least.
  2. It seems a bit hypocritical of the US to want...

    It seems a bit hypocritical of the US to want smaller countries to recognize Taiwan rather than the PRC, being as the US recognizes the PRC.
  3. He is a very entertaining writer.

    He is a very entertaining writer.
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    FIVE inspections? Are they worried about people...

    FIVE inspections? Are they worried about people smuggling people or good INTO Haiti?
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    So the Route 41 from Cruce de Ocoa, through SJ...

    So the Route 41 from Cruce de Ocoa, through SJ Ocoa and on to Bonao is all paved now?
    Is there a bus service along that highway as well?
    Five years ago, the road to Ocoa was barely finished and...
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    I'd say Frank's drive thru SD was masterful,...

    I'd say Frank's drive thru SD was masterful, and fun to watch.
    A lot faster to snake thu traffic on a moto than in a car, for sure.
    Also far less frightening to watch on line than it would have...
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    I don't recall him mentioning girls much in the...

    I don't recall him mentioning girls much in the time I have been reading his posts.
    He has or had a girlfriend in Togo, but he didn't mention sex.
    Perhaps he decided to change his posts after...
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    Andy admits to being an abstemious alcoholic. He...

    Andy admits to being an abstemious alcoholic. He was in Togo for quite a while, talking about helping to create a digital library there. He seems to be a nice guy, overall.
  9. I considered that sapiophile might mean "toad...

    I considered that sapiophile might mean "toad lover",(since a sapo is a toad) but then googled the word and it means "lover of brainy people", and I agree that perhaps the DR is not the best place...
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    Andy Graham was injured in Sosua

    After a visit to Haiti, Andy Graham the Hobo Traveler visited Sosua and claims to have been injured by a golf cart driven by a drunken turista. He has a cast on his left arm and leg. He says he will...
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    Ham goes well with pineapple, but not all cheese...

    Ham goes well with pineapple, but not all cheese goes well with pineapple.
    NEVER order the shrimp pizza from the Superfrio on the Malecon in Barahona.
    But their idea of a taco was even worse.

    It...
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    I spent 42 years teaching Spanish, and enjoyed...

    I spent 42 years teaching Spanish, and enjoyed reading your blog.
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    It is sort of like the question "who REALLY...

    It is sort of like the question "who REALLY controls the US?" The president controls the government, but the economy is not run by the government in any absolute terms.
    There are groups of wealthy...
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    I think that the name of the country "República...

    I think that the name of the country "República Dominicana" is to distinguish it from the previous incarnations of the country.




    It has been a Spanish colony at least twice, A French colony...
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    It is not bad beer, probably better Presidente...

    It is not bad beer, probably better Presidente "Leit", but take note that the normal looking bottle of Holandis is only 11½ ounces and not the 12 you though you were buying.

    Oh, HOLANDA, you say,...
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    The power stayed on in Barahona. Lots of rain.

    The power stayed on in Barahona. Lots of rain.
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    5:10 PM Thursday 9/7/17 Barahona

    Light rain off and on. Mostly drizzle
  18. From all I have read, Dessalines was a truly...

    From all I have read, Dessalines was a truly cruel and nasty guy.
    Certainly worse than Toussaint, Boyer and Christophe.
    Perhaps he was a clever soldier.
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    The KKK was founded by Nathan Bedford Forrest,...

    The KKK was founded by Nathan Bedford Forrest, who was a a slave trader before the Civil War and the only noncom in the Confederate army top attain the rank of general. One of his pals was the...
  20. How could there not be kale? It is the champion...

    How could there not be kale? It is the champion of green cuisine.
    I prefer bok choy, the smaller defenseless kind.
    but it is all a matter of taste
  21. kfrancis, AKA Ken Brown died last Saturday in Barahona

    I think that Ken was one of the earliest members of this forum. I arrived on the 15th of August, 2017, and spoke with him until I ran out of minutos We were planning to asking about blue and other...
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    No language, not even Spanish is totally logical....

    No language, not even Spanish is totally logical. The article EL is nearly always used before any word beginning with a STRESSED A sound (spelled a or ha).
    The reason is because of the way that...
  23. You cannot get roast beef at the deli section of ...

    You cannot get roast beef at the deli section of the Presidente supermarkets, either.

    Publix is way better for their deli sandwiches than Subway, in the event you have not noticed.
  24. The local oldtime inhabitants pronounce it My AM...

    The local oldtime inhabitants pronounce it My AM uh.

    It used to be that the only people who could not pronounce the Spanish and Italian Street names in Coral Gables were those who lived there....
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    T]Spanish is descended from Latin, and Latin has...

    T]Spanish is descended from Latin, and Latin has no definite article. Because of the disappearance of some cases, Vulgar Latin needed an article,and the Latin Ela was used. Nouns that begin with a...
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