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    Excellent post, except that the local population...

    Excellent post, except that the local population has little or no concept of saving water. Sure, many of our friends do, because they have seen, heard and learned about this.

    But go figure: The...
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    This is the Official List from the Ministry of...

    This is the Official List from the Ministry of Labor

    https://www.mt.gob.do/index.php/noticias/item/ministerio-de-trabajo-informa-feriados-correspondientes-ano-2020

    You will note that both Labor...
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    Chancho Estrella is an excellent physician. He...

    Chancho Estrella is an excellent physician. He is also something of a Bohemian with musical traits.
    Poor fellow lives in a penthouse in back of the Ayuntamiento with his son.
    He also teaches at my...
  4. Thread: Bigbird

    by Hillbilly
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    I join so many others in wishing a good final...

    I join so many others in wishing a good final journey to BigBird.

    He will be missed.

    HB
  5. My 2 cents: Lama is much cheaper than...

    My 2 cents:

    Lama is much cheaper than Corripio, by far. But you take your chances. It's a questions of whether to believe that you got a good deal or that you were gypped. I bought a Reversible...
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    The young lady had a valid question, which I...

    The young lady had a valid question, which I think I answered.

    Thank you all for your help.

    HB
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    I have read this entire thread!! I can agree...

    I have read this entire thread!!

    I can agree with about 99% of what was posted, especially about dogs! :-)

    It is a special place, that is for sure....

    "Meeting locals" seems to be a thing...
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    Here I am! NO problem. You can send me a...

    Here I am!

    NO problem.

    You can send me a note PM and we can begin a conversation.

    First off, Are you in the Dominican Republic??
    Do you speak Spanish?

    That said, "Fire away!"
  9. Thread: Rum....

    by Hillbilly
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    I do not know if I have posted on these threads....

    I do not know if I have posted on these threads. And I am not going to go through 26 pages of posts.

    However, JIC, my favorite used to be Barceló Imperial, which was released each fall in numbered...
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    I always admired CB's love of Great Danes. I wish...

    I always admired CB's love of Great Danes. I wish I could have another.

    However, we are extremely selective in choosing our dogs. Really. If it is not abandoned, sick or near death, we will not...
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    Good morning There are tours leaving from some...

    Good morning
    There are tours leaving from some of the hotels here in Santiago almost every day for 27 waterfalls. Once there, you better be careful of you will come back in a body bag. It has...
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    Ochoa or Bellon should have something for you......

    Ochoa or Bellon should have something for you...

    HB
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    On Black Friday 2017, we bought a "Frigidaire"...

    On Black Friday 2017, we bought a "Frigidaire" stainless steel at Casa Lama. JAJAJAJa...We bought it because it has reversible doors, But it did not come with the hardware.
    No problem, I thought....
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    How much was the /FIT? HB

    How much was the /FIT?

    HB
  15. Thread: niches

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    I will paraphrase many other posters: The only...

    I will paraphrase many other posters:

    The only way to become a millionaire in the DR is to come here as a billionaire.

    Food Trucks are hot right now. For how long? Nobody knows.


    HB
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    PR loves DR: I like your enthusiasm...it bodes...

    PR loves DR:
    I like your enthusiasm...it bodes well if you can contain it.
    We call Punta Cana the "Independent Republic of the East" because it is so NOT the DR.

    I think a stay (short) in Santo...
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    There are two places in Santiago: Patxot and...

    There are two places in Santiago:
    Patxot and Contin

    Both are very very good.

    They are easy to get to. Look up Taller Patxot or Taller Contin..google is your friend.

    HB

    I do so want a...
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    I think we can do that. We have social...

    I think we can do that. We have social commitments at 8, however.
    Where does not matter.

    HB & wife
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    You can probably find the wood at the big...

    You can probably find the wood at the big Deposito Ferretero...the one owned by Bournigal...in POP.

    Pino tratado is good to use.

    However, (there always seems to be a 'however'), I would go to...
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    A further note: Since I am chin deep in...

    A further note:

    Since I am chin deep in teaching these next three months, I really appreciate these many notes which I had not read before posting above.
    As for a get together in Santiago, I am...
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    Really glad to see this post. I am pretty sure...

    Really glad to see this post. I am pretty sure that my wife and I will try it later this week. We usually run to KGB, Tablón, Blue House Truck (on Rafael Vidal across from Lumijor Bakery), and Scory,...
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    If the kids are hungry, you could have breakfast and leave at dawn. Just a couple of hours.
    Actually, you are probably better off doing this run in those very early hours, since traffic is really...
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    Don't pay any attention to those guys, Gina......

    Don't pay any attention to those guys, Gina...
    Welcome to the forums.

    What do you have to offer a possible employer? Multi-lingual?, Computer savvy? Interior design? Doctor, Dentist,...
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    As DV8 says, Contin is excellent and his client...

    As DV8 says, Contin is excellent and his client list shows he knows what to do.

    I can aldo recoment Taller Patxot. You can talk to chief mechanic Rudy Cerda at this number:809 436 5865. You cn...
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    To the OP: FYI, BobK is also a doctor of...

    To the OP:

    FYI, BobK is also a doctor of medicine and he knows a thing or two about doctors.
    Take his advice.

    HB
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