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    She got my name and phone number from the...

    She got my name and phone number from the application for the renewal. This was not random. One un the underlings decided I look too different from my passport and that I needed to come in and...
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    I was called by a nice person at the consulate....

    I was called by a nice person at the consulate. made an appointment to meet today. did not have to wait, she came out and called me from the masses. Spent 15 minutes talking. Showed here a few old...
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    My passport expires at the end of the year so...

    My passport expires at the end of the year so anticipating issue, I began the process early. Got my appointment at the SDQ consulate. Went in, didn't wait too long, told everything was ok. The next...
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    I think Sam is a guide going for his Dive Master...

    I think Sam is a guide going for his Dive Master certification at Scubafun. He's a nice guy and a good guide. Right now, I am signing up there with whatever groups are going out on the weekend. ...
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    Sorry, transportation by land from Santo...

    Sorry, transportation by land from Santo Domingo......
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    Scuba Diving in Bayahibe

    Anyone who is a OW certified and would like dive in Bayahibe on the weekends I will provide transportation. Send me a personal message if you are interested.
  7. Thread: Resisdencia

    by Budson
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    My experience... as the previous comments...

    My experience... as the previous comments suggest, your mileage may vary.... I renewed about 9 months ago and I am not aware of any changes to the process since then.

    If you can survive the...
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    I work by the airport and eat at Denny's all the...

    I work by the airport and eat at Denny's all the time. The food is very good, very Denny's, but with some Dominican flair. Service is excellent. Dominicans tend to over-cook eggs to my liking and...
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    I came to the Dominican Republic thinking that I...

    I came to the Dominican Republic thinking that I would eventually learn Spanish. I realized quickly that coming here to learn Spanish is like going to Boone, NC to learn English... :)
  10. Sticky: Reading this thread, there is a lot of good...

    Reading this thread, there is a lot of good advice that should be heeded. Here are some things I have learned over the past nine years living in Santo Domingo..... Some may sound a little harsh, but...
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    Are they looking for people to test? Additional...

    Are they looking for people to test? Additional tracks?
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    Tomtom is not listed as one of the devices they...

    Tomtom is not listed as one of the devices they support. I am not that familar with the product but I beleive it has an application called TomTom Home that allows you to upload/download data. You...
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    HIllybilly, the one time I met you I took you for...

    HIllybilly, the one time I met you I took you for a techie...

    You are absolutely right about directions. Add to that roads that are not on maps and no roads where the map says it should be and I...
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    Robert, You will need to standardize which...

    Robert,

    You will need to standardize which formats they are submitted in. The actual track data is usually specific to the unit but there are several generic track formats can most GPS can use.
    ...
  15. Thread: Dr Gps?

    by Budson
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    You can take google earth data and your tracks of...

    You can take google earth data and your tracks of as you travel and build your own basemaps for Garmins using the Trackmaker sw from this site. GPS TrackMaker

    I have done most of the DR this way...
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    To state the obvious, breathing and floating are...

    To state the obvious, breathing and floating are the barriers to a new swimmer. If you have access to the equipment, try snorkling. You will be swimming by the end of the day.
  17. Great trip report. Been there a couple of times....

    Great trip report. Been there a couple of times. Its my favorite excursion. I have had simular experinces at the gate regarding camping. Sometimes its ok as long as you don't build a fire,...
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    I dislocated my knee this past weekend and would...

    I dislocated my knee this past weekend and would like to see a specialist in SDQ. My Spanish is limited so English speaking is a plus but not a necessity.

    Thanks
  19. Thread: Pico Duarte

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    Sorry for the typo. Its just shy of a 6,000ft net...

    Sorry for the typo. Its just shy of a 6,000ft net vertical climb. I have a photo showing all the distances and elevations for the trail if you would like it emailed or someone shows me how to post a...
  20. Thread: Pico Duarte

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    [......... Is there any accomodation in La...

    [......... Is there any accomodation in La Cienaga?
    Thanks for your help!
    Klaas (from Germany)[/QUOTE]


    Not that I know of but if you have gear the guides will let you camp along side the river...
  21. Thread: Pico Duarte

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    From La Cienaga to the peak its a 14 mile climb...

    From La Cienaga to the peak its a 14 mile climb where the net vertical climb is just shy of 7,000ft. You can judge for yourself if you want to carry your gear. Most folks carry a light day pack and...
  22. Thread: 27 Waterfalls

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    Hi Jallen, My son has Aspergers also. I have...

    Hi Jallen,

    My son has Aspergers also. I have tried to get him to come down to the DR for a visit but with no luck. The falls are a challenge for just about anyone and for someone will Aspergers...
  23. I will avoid any mention of fairness since...

    I will avoid any mention of fairness since employment negotiations seldom have anything to do with fairness. You (we, me, us) are all commodities that our employers purchase.

    Having said that,...
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    I know the last section is rough. 4WD is a must...

    I know the last section is rough. 4WD is a must although I have seen people make it with cars if they have enough strongmen to push. My question is has it gotten any worst (if that is possible)...
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    I agree in general with Marilyn about the general...

    I agree in general with Marilyn about the general safety of camping in the DR. Bahia de la Aguilas is remote, and road access is closed at night. If you enter as a day visitor and don't establish a...
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