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    It’s different for Dominicans. They also have to...

    It’s different for Dominicans. They also have to prove how much time they’ve lived in DR, I think it was over the prior two years before the car arrives.
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    When we brought ours, it wasn’t how long he’d...

    When we brought ours, it wasn’t how long he’d lived in USA. He had to prove that he hadn’t lived in DR for a certain time frame, he had to present his passport as proof of time spent there. Since...
  3. As you know, we live in the campo. The people...

    As you know, we live in the campo. The people there all call me Dona or Señora and use Ud. I’m a very informal person, and I struggle to remind myself to use Ud. I spend a lot of time with extended...
  4. On second thought, maybe a mistake to reopen. ...

    On second thought, maybe a mistake to reopen.

    I can see by the majority of the posts made after mine that we’re heading into the rinse-and-repeat cycle again.

    I either keep deleting them,...
  5. It’s done by going to the immigration office in...

    It’s done by going to the immigration office in La Féria in Santo Domingo. Someone did it and posted photos of the extension here. If I recall correctly, it can only be extended once, for a total of...
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    They won’t be available until the new software is...

    They won’t be available until the new software is implemented. Coming soon.
  7. Reopening, as it's back in the news. Please...

    Reopening, as it's back in the news.

    Please keep this thread only about this incident, and let's not fall back into the rehashing of what happened. Almost 1500 posts here, pretty much everything...
  8. As I mentioned in another thread, we've been...

    As I mentioned in another thread, we've been watching the new Netflix show, Bolivar. 60 episodes. The majority of the actors are Venezuelan, Colombian, etc., very easy to understand. After...
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    From South Jersey, a drum costs $110 to ship. ...

    From South Jersey, a drum costs $110 to ship. We've had a new company recommendation, based in Vineland, trying them this week, sending down two boxes, one to Santo Domingo and one to Mao. $70 each...
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    We love the barrels but usually use boxes because...

    We love the barrels but usually use boxes because of the cost. No used ones around here and new are $35 each. A few days ago I happened to be on Facebook marketplace when someone less than a mile...
  11. No, just regular service. I can only dream about...

    No, just regular service. I can only dream about fiber optics in campo. Are you saying it’s only Alitice’s fiber optic that’s bad?
  12. This thread has been an eye opener for me. We’ve...

    This thread has been an eye opener for me. We’ve always had Claro, but in our campo Altice has a much better signal, not even close. We were planning to switch, but if it’s unreliable, it’s...
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    It's our regular USA insurance, United...

    It's our regular USA insurance, United Healthcare, through AARP, plan F
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    I have never, ever, had medical travel insurance...

    I have never, ever, had medical travel insurance in my life. Never crossed my mind until I retired. Our insurance now covers us for first 90 days out of the country, with a $250 deductible. Never...
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    We’ve been shipping 55 gallon drums and boxes for...

    We’ve been shipping 55 gallon drums and boxes for decades but I still get an idea or two from these threads. :)
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    No, being born in DR does not signify...

    No, being born in DR does not signify citizenship. Children born to non Dominicans are given a different color birth certificate.
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    When I have just a little room left, I usually...

    When I have just a little room left, I usually fill it with small household stuff and canned foods. Things like hand can openers, canned solid white tuna, canned chicken, canned hams, kitchen...
  18. Thread: Saludos

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    Welcome to DR1

    Welcome to DR1
  19. Back when I was learning Spanish (and I am not...

    Back when I was learning Spanish (and I am not fluent, everyone understands me, but my tenses slip), I asked Mr AE to help teach me. He was reluctant and I asked why. One of the things I remember...
  20. Thread: why DR1??

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    Absolutely. There are 3 point infractions that...

    Absolutely. There are 3 point infractions that can be issued for several reasons (personal attacks, making off topic posts that have nothing to do with the thread/Original Post, insults, etc). The 3...
  21. Thread: why DR1??

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    Why can’t you comment? Since you decided to...

    Why can’t you comment?

    Since you decided to make this personal, and I knew I never asked for a contribution for something on north coast because I don’t go there, I looked at your profile page...
  22. Thread: why DR1??

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    We’ll listen to any suggestions anyone might...

    We’ll listen to any suggestions anyone might have, but a thread simply bashing this site serves no purpose at all to anyone.

    In the very near future, you will see an entirely new DR1. We’ll all...
  23. Thread: why DR1??

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    It actually wasn’t that bad of an idea. We got...

    It actually wasn’t that bad of an idea. We got to see who could actually handle being a mod, who couldn’t be impartial and who could. Because it was temporary, it was like an internship. If you...
  24. Thread: marriage

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    You didn’t say what your nationality is, or that...

    You didn’t say what your nationality is, or that of your “woman”. That matters.
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    I agree. We stayed at LS in POP one time, our...

    I agree. We stayed at LS in POP one time, our only complaint was being team tagged by the guys selling memberships. We’d go back. As far as a Super 8, or Yonkers for that matter, never been to...
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