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    The ferry leaves at 11am, 3pm, or 5pm. I would...

    The ferry leaves at 11am, 3pm, or 5pm. I would plan on the trip taking you most of the day.

    If you want to get the 11am ferry, you should spend the night in La Romana or better yet San Pedro de...
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    I was at Playa Rincon this past weekend. A...

    I was at Playa Rincon this past weekend. A helicopter and jeepeta with people who looked like developers were there for most of the afternoon. But no evidence of any construction yet and the road...
  3. LDG: The Issac Delgado CD I am referring to...

    LDG:

    The Issac Delgado CD I am referring to includes hits such as "La Formula", his cover of "Hotel California", "Gracias a la Vida", and a bonus track of "La Vida es un Carnaval", which was...
  4. I love to see Isaac Delgado getting mentioned. ...

    I love to see Isaac Delgado getting mentioned. What about his 2000 Malecon album? It was a hit the first time I went to Cuba and will always have special memories for me.

    Other Cuban bands I...
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    Sunnie: Curious as to what work you have found...

    Sunnie:

    Curious as to what work you have found since leaving the bar? Glad to hear that you are so happy.

    Clara
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    34 at Agencia de Cambio Quezada in La Romana at...

    34 at Agencia de Cambio Quezada in La Romana at 4pm
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    i think the distinction is made with the...

    i think the distinction is made with the pronunciation. the accent is on the "ni" for people from dominica.
  8. Another Italian option in downtown La Romana:...

    Another Italian option in downtown La Romana: Pizzeria del Rio.

    On the same street as the River View Hotel. Great good and nice atmosphere, perched over the river. Menu includes pizza, pasta,...
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    32.80 for 1000 USD at 2:00pm La Romana, Casa de...

    32.80 for 1000 USD at 2:00pm
    La Romana, Casa de Cambio Quezada (Near Jumbo)
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    Chad, People who make 4000 pesos a month do not...

    Chad,
    People who make 4000 pesos a month do not rent apartments that cost 400 dollars a month. While you have stated that you do not want to live in poverty, a monthly salary of 4000 pesos is not...
  11. Thread: Chi Chi Peralta

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    Funny coincidence...I just saw don Peralta in a...

    Funny coincidence...I just saw don Peralta in a TV commercial promoting KIA jeepetas.
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    Just sent you pm.

    Just sent you pm.
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    true confessions...

    ...we bought ours today.
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    Miguelito: Do you have telefono/contact info...

    Miguelito:

    Do you have telefono/contact info for this 2 Rivers Rancho? Thanks.

    Clara
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    The hotel was in a great location a few...

    The hotel was in a great location a few kilometers from town. It was right on a fast flowing river with lots of trees, a nice restaurant, and fairly decent rooms (hot water, mostly clean,...
  16. Thread: Bank Accounts

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    I have an account in USD here in the DR at Banco...

    I have an account in USD here in the DR at Banco de Reservas. When I first moved here, I brought some USD in cash and the rest in a check (checks take a while to clear). While I cannot do direct...
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    My husband works with the Caneros of La Romana. ...

    My husband works with the Caneros of La Romana. Thus, this is a daily topic of conversation in mi casa. The original email came at a timely moment for basketball in the DR.
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    I don't think anything is "set". But each team...

    I don't think anything is "set". But each team is allowed two players from outside the DR and they can pay whatever they want for them. There is a whole network of agents who connect players from...
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    Dominican players in the newly formed...

    Dominican players in the newly formed professional basketball league LIDOBA (Liga Dominicana de Baloncesto) can make between 20 and 60 thousand pesos/month depending on how good they are. Each team...
  20. Thread: La Romana

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    I would suggest doing a search on Olimpo on this...

    I would suggest doing a search on Olimpo on this message board. Several people have posted about rates in the recent past and have posted the phone number. I recall the rate being around 25/night....
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    You might consider Bayahibe, which is about 30...

    You might consider Bayahibe, which is about 30 minutes beyond La Romana. It is much nicer than Boca Chica and probably cheaper than PC. The beach is beautiful and you are near a quaint fishing town...
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    http://www.playacolibri.com/rates.html I think...

    http://www.playacolibri.com/rates.html

    I think Colibri is great. My family spent a few days there in Nov 04 and we didn't want to leave. Prices have gone up, but given the quality and location,...
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    It is also at the Hollywood in La Romana.

    It is also at the Hollywood in La Romana.
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    Yes, sounds like that myth is the inspiration for...

    Yes, sounds like that myth is the inspiration for the song. I referred to the lizard because when I saw Chi Chi Peralta live, the Ciguapa looked lizard-like.
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    could it be some type of lizard? i am thinking...

    could it be some type of lizard? i am thinking of chi chi peralta's song about the "ciguapita linda".
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