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  1. Exactly. The US doesn’t want a potential nuclear...

    Exactly. The US doesn’t want a potential nuclear disaster threat so close to their doorstep and they certainly don’t want Putin gaining an economic foothold and the influence that goes with it. The...
  2. Factor in a tsunami that damaged a reactor in...

    Factor in a tsunami that damaged a reactor in Japan, process failures that caused the Three Mile Island core meltdown in the US, engineering and process problems that caused the Russian disaster in...
  3. France relies heavily on nuclear power for its...

    France relies heavily on nuclear power for its electricity. They store the spent fuel rods, “in vitro”. They cover the rods in molten glass, place the glass covered rods in special containers and...
  4. Russia is looking for economic footholds close to...

    Russia is looking for economic footholds close to or in North America. The one they had in Cuba came back to bite them in their posterior. China is doing the same thing with its investment in DR...
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    As bad as the sidewalks are, I think they are a...

    As bad as the sidewalks are, I think they are a covert economic driver. The more you drink, the easier it is to negotiate the sidewalks and, of course, the slow pace allows the ladies to chat and...
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    I imagine big business can grease more palms with...

    I imagine big business can grease more palms with larger amounts of money. The Lifestyles fiasco in Cabarete being the latest example.
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    Playa Dorada is one of the main tourist sources...

    Playa Dorada is one of the main tourist sources for Puerto Plata. They like the close access to supermercados, restaurants, and the excitement of the nightlife on the Malecon. I wouldn’t peg Puerto...
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    Moved from Halifax back to Corner Brook in 1995....

    Moved from Halifax back to Corner Brook in 1995. Moved to Stephenville five years ago after I retired to help take care of my parents, both stricken with dementia. Jimmy Kimmel just made Dildo...
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    Totally agree and glad to do it. No woman wants...

    Totally agree and glad to do it. No woman wants to frequent Pedro Clisante selling her body. Poverty and other social issues force her to make that choice. Their plight is compounded by the abuse...
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    I was surprised to see a very new Ural in the...

    I was surprised to see a very new Ural in the mall parking lot of my town last summer. A guy from Maine, if I remember correctly. Done up in military green colour. An interesting bike with a great...
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    [QUOTE=Caonabo;1974675]And you thought they were...

    [QUOTE=Caonabo;1974675]And you thought they were ladies? Take caution with the drink. Jjjjjjj.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LemG0cvc4oU[/QUO

    Thanks for the advice. I was relatively sober...
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    The two ladies were very helpful. My buddy gave...

    The two ladies were very helpful. My buddy gave them a propina, they laughed, and went on their way. No harm done.
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    On the positive side, PC is one of the main...

    On the positive side, PC is one of the main engines of tourism in the DR economy and it introduces many tourists to the beaches and climate of the DR. it whets their appetite and I suspect many of...
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    I don’t have a problem wading through the ladies...

    I don’t have a problem wading through the ladies on PC street. Some of them have a great sense of humour and good hearts. Last March, my buddy and I drank a bit too much at the St. Pats celebration...
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    I want to thank the moderator of this forum for...

    I want to thank the moderator of this forum for allowing us to post about the things that relieve our fatigue, specifically motorcycles. I know it’s not directly related to expat fatigue but it is...
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    Sorry to hear about your friend’s medical...

    Sorry to hear about your friend’s medical problem. It’s a shame to have a machine like that sitting in the garage gathering dust. Years ago the size of the gas tank on my bikes determined how far I...
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    I’m 70 and still comfortable almost scraping my...

    I’m 70 and still comfortable almost scraping my knees on the tight turns on my Yahama FJR 1300. I bought it because it was lighter and not top heavy. Much more manageable when stopping and starting....
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    Last bike was a BMW 1300 KGT. If I was lucky I...

    Last bike was a BMW 1300 KGT. If I was lucky I could ride it till mid December or until they put salt on the roads. I have the full Tourmaster suit and the bike had heated seats and handle grips....
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    BMW has a self balancing bike prototype. Don’t...

    BMW has a self balancing bike prototype. Don’t know if it will go to production. You can protect your body with all sorts of winter clothing to extend your motorcycling season. The real issue is...
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    Took a new BMW 650 GT for a test drive last...

    Took a new BMW 650 GT for a test drive last spring. More of a motorcycle than a scooter. Sweet machine. May be the way to go as I get older. Great bike for the DR.
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    That’s a decent scooter Bill. You’ve spent a lot...

    That’s a decent scooter Bill. You’ve spent a lot of time in the DR. Never had a desire to buy a moto and putter around RSJ?
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    Excellent suggestion. Stick a side car on one of...

    Excellent suggestion. Stick a side car on one of your bikes and take Bill for ride. It will clear his head, give him a new perspective on the DR and relieve his fatigue. On the other hand, it might...
  23. I can’t speak to what’s happening in PC but I...

    I can’t speak to what’s happening in PC but I don’t think the impact of the negative media was as severe in the POP- Playa Dorada- Sosua-Cabarete areas. I took advantage of the low season flight and...
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    Depends on where you live in Canada. I agree DR...

    Depends on where you live in Canada. I agree DR property maintenance costs are cheaper than costs in Canada in provinces like Ontario and British Columbia where house prices are the highest in...
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    Sticky: The latest fad is Beyond Meat. Processed plant...

    The latest fad is Beyond Meat. Processed plant based fibre mixed with additives to give it a meat taste. The burgers are available at certain fast food franchises. The value of Beyond Meat stock rose...
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