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  1. Thread: Strike today?

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    Well not exacly, yesterday there was plenty of...

    Well not exacly, yesterday there was plenty of taxis around Parque Central, as well as at the parada. Atlantico Taxi that operates across from my street also worked as normal. Most rutas worked as...
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    I noticed that too. The hotel is not under any...

    I noticed that too. The hotel is not under any "cultural heritage laws" though, so I guess they took it down along with anything else. It wasn´t old enough to stand under the laws, neither was it a...
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    I hope everything works out well for them!

    I hope everything works out well for them!
  4. Thread: Strike today?

    by carina
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    You are correct Planner. Today was Dia de Huelga....

    You are correct Planner. Today was Dia de Huelga.
    A few independent small busses was working, otherwise no publicos etc.
    Taxis are working though.
    Tomorrow all will work again as usual!
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    Agree. There is always garbage in tons after...

    Agree. There is always garbage in tons after festivals and concerts here, but usually the take all up in a day or two :-)

    The major part of Malecon was closed for traffic, and it was ALOT of...
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    Photos... And the story of my future home...as...

    Photos... And the story of my future home...as well as entry about a great apartment if you need one here in Puerto Plata.

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    Yes they do. But textmessages don´t always work...

    Yes they do. But textmessages don´t always work when sending from one company to another. ( Ie. Verizon phone to Orange etc ).
    You can check the websites of each company. Usually it is the name of...
  8. See the thread "Long Beach - Puerto Plata"... The...

    See the thread "Long Beach - Puerto Plata"... The same subjects have been touched there.
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    I´d say it is not for sure. And for sure not a...

    I´d say it is not for sure. And for sure not a treatment for anyone.
    The same chain yes, but different economy, finance etc, they are separated in that matter.
    For "just anyone" or if this will...
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    I´d say keep the money in USA. Come here, rent...

    I´d say keep the money in USA.

    Come here, rent for half a year and search around. Learn the culture and how things work or not work.
    Paying a phonebill can sometimes take 2 hrs to make a...
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    Then Café Negril in Costambar might be a nice...

    Then Café Negril in Costambar might be a nice place to go, owned by Mike - a nice guy.
    Maybe someone living in the area would have more suggestions.

    In Puerto Plata, that would require taxi for...
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    Sun Village ect are somewhere bewteen Costambar...

    Sun Village ect are somewhere bewteen Costambar and Cofresi, arenīt they???
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    Ginnie, I put some photos up in my blog of the...

    Ginnie, I put some photos up in my blog of the preparations for tomorrow.
    Stages are being built, Haitians are brushing the streets, tree branches are cut off....
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    Right. That would be one or two deposits of the...

    Right. That would be one or two deposits of the rent. It has nothing to do with the land though. That was my point, that the Banco Central or goverment will not worry about businesses between private...
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    Everyone has moved out...this morning it was...

    Everyone has moved out...this morning it was empty, people collected windows, screens, pipes...

    Only the old Cuban man still sits on his balcony...
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    Deposit of what? If they bought a business, the...

    Deposit of what? If they bought a business, the government or Banco Central will not care... they have most probably no agreement with the businesses, as they have been sold from one person to...
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    Long Beach. Everyone has moved out. But not the...

    Long Beach. Everyone has moved out. But not the old Cuban man.

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    I would guess ( that is all we can do ), that you...

    I would guess ( that is all we can do ), that you are correct. And isn´t that quite usual here. Many of the old houses for instance in POP, God knows who actually owns them, or the land they stand...
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    There is a book exchange at Sams in Puerto Plata....

    There is a book exchange at Sams in Puerto Plata. Alots of English books.
    You can borrow or just leave same amount of books as you borrow.
    The libary in Puerto Plata also have books in English, not...
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    True...makes sense. And looks "official" to the...

    True...makes sense. And looks "official" to the public...
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    This doesnīt make sense to me anyway, but then...

    This doesnīt make sense to me anyway, but then again some things here will never do.
    Letīs imagine you buy a business, like a house where there is a bar and an apartment. You know you donīt buy the...
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    Where are you located?

    Where are you located?
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    So basically one person might actually have sold...

    So basically one person might actually have sold the land to the goverment?
    If it is so, then I still think the act is brutal and extremely unhuman, and could have been made in another way. But...
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    The plants & flowers, they grow. And grow. ...

    The plants & flowers, they grow. And grow.

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    Agree totally. Does anyone know who actually...

    Agree totally.
    Does anyone know who actually owns the land where the houses have been bulldozed down? Businesses are of course in many cases rented, there might be other owners of the buildings and...
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