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    Playa El Frances and La Hondondada is the stretch...

    Playa El Frances and La Hondondada is the stretch of coastline to the right of the road from Samana city a few kms before you get to Las Galeras.
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    Thanks, I'll post a link when it's up. The gist...

    Thanks, I'll post a link when it's up. The gist of it is that DR and Cuba have a lot of foods in common, but many of the names we use are different.
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    Thanks for sharing these links. I'm writing an...

    Thanks for sharing these links. I'm writing an article about Cuban food and food names at this very moment.
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    Coverage rates are high in the DR: ...

    Coverage rates are high in the DR:


    https://www.paho.org/salud-en-las-americas-2017/?page_id=115
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    Listin Diario: ...

    Listin Diario:

    https://listindiario.com/la-republica/2020/01/22/600961/ante-nuevo-virus-vigilan-a-pasajeros-que-llegan-desde-asia
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    Outside the zona we recently discovered Hotel San...

    Outside the zona we recently discovered Hotel San Marco on Calle Santiago, Zona Universitaria. About US$85 per night for a double room with breakfast. Particularly convenient if using Expreso Bávaro....
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    Some more information about the award in Lindsay's memory:
    To honour Lindsay, her publishers Summertime Publishing and Springtime Books have introduced the 2020 Lindsay de Feliz New Writer of Expat...
  8. The Lindsay de Feliz new writer of expat memoir award

    Lindsay's publisher Summertime Publishing has launched an award in her memory. A wonderful way to honour our dear friend who loved reading expat memoirs as well as writing two successful books in...
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    My last permanent residency renewal cost me just...

    My last permanent residency renewal cost me just over RD$20,000 without a lawyer, not including the cost of travelling and staying in the capital.
  10. I'll try to follow via FB Live.

    I'll try to follow via FB Live.
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    That's more or less what I have heard. The mall's...

    That's more or less what I have heard. The mall's days are numbered.
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    Felt it in Punta Cana too.

    Felt it in Punta Cana too.
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    No Uber in the Punta Cana area yet.

    No Uber in the Punta Cana area yet.
  14. Thread: BOOKS WANTED

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    Have you been in touch with the Helen Kellogg...

    Have you been in touch with the Helen Kellogg Library? They may have books to spare. If you are ever in Punta Cana please let me know - I can donate some books including children's books and school...
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    There is no trial by jury in the Dominican...

    There is no trial by jury in the Dominican Republic.

    https://drlawyer.com/criminal-law/
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    I agree with everything in AE's post except for...

    I agree with everything in AE's post except for the firing squad bit. I want to know they are rotting in a squalid cell for many long, slow years, preferably the rest of their days. Far worse...
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    This is the 'duende' - one of the hangers-on who...

    This is the 'duende' - one of the hangers-on who is mentioned in Lindsay's books, although she spelt his nickname as 'Saya'. She called them 'duendes' because they would sit in the patio like garden...
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    He's known as Alberto.

    He's known as Alberto.
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    I bonded with Lindsay over our love of this...

    I bonded with Lindsay over our love of this country, of writing, and of food; our Brit sense of humour and some similarities in our life experiences and outlook.

    We were colleagues, too - working...
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    The same reason most of us here have aliases. In...

    The same reason most of us here have aliases. In her case, she used her cat's name. She made no secret of her real-life identity.
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    Re: the article posted earlier today, from...

    Re: the article posted earlier today, from Dominican newspaper Hoy. This sorry excuse for an article is riddled with errors. The two biggest mistakes are:

    The claims that she rarely interacted...
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    The bar is low but the journalistic standards of...

    The bar is low but the journalistic standards of this article are appalling.
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    Anyone with high-level contacts with DR police...

    Anyone with high-level contacts with DR police and legal authorities could speak to them and urge them to ensure that genuine justice is done. British citizens with contacts in the embassy can make...
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    I am raging too. Our worst fears confirmed. Our...

    I am raging too. Our worst fears confirmed. Our lovely Lindsay.
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    What are the implications in terms of their...

    What are the implications in terms of their responsibilities towards her as a British citizen?
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