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    The main issue would seem to be getting a...

    The main issue would seem to be getting a Dominican court to give an order of support. In one of your posts Wrecksom - you stated that the mother had gotten a divorce there with "no financial...
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    Not only will there be deals - but I imagine that...

    Not only will there be deals - but I imagine that a lot of the resorts will be substantially nicer/quieter with fewer guests. I used to go out to an A-I a few times a year for R&R from SD. Found that...
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    Oh - Sweetie, Dahling - So very sorry to hear...

    Oh - Sweetie, Dahling - So very sorry to hear about the robbery - but I do quite agree about the safe. I had a friend in SD who ahared with me that she had "diamonds and rubies" in hers - which I...
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    Many of the hotel chains that have resorts in...

    Many of the hotel chains that have resorts in Punta Cana also have places in other islands and Mexico so it is really no loss to them if bookings to the RD are down. I think that perhaps the only...
  5. As in - when I was planning the first of the...

    As in - when I was planning the first of the three trips to Peru that I never took - I learned from Lonely Planet that I would have to get some sort of metal mesh protector for over my pack to...
  6. That was perhaps the IDEA originally and then...

    That was perhaps the IDEA originally

    and then those FIRST backpackers

    Wrote very helpful guidebooks - Such as the ones I mentioned - Lonely Planet - the Moon Guide - Petet Fute

    So the...
  7. I did a blog for YEARS when I was there --guess...

    I did a blog for YEARS when I was there --guess you missed it.. It contained my journalism articles - but went all over - and had a distinct focus on Haiti - which had been my first love as I had...
  8. good - thanks -- And note that for a FEMALE...

    good - thanks -- And note that for a FEMALE things are a lot different than for a male..

    Sadly - I am a professional writer - and now charge from $.25 to $1.00 a word. I was a professional...
  9. OK - thanks for being gracious As Frank and...

    OK - thanks for being gracious

    As Frank and Aida pointed out - I am grumpy - And A Fossil

    And now I have actually Gone To Your Page

    And have LOTS of comments

    but What I have particularly...
  10. posters may not be aware ...

    posters may not be aware

    https://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/forums/americas-caribbean/dominican-republic
  11. I Own Being Grumpy I am Often Grumpy These...

    I Own Being Grumpy

    I am Often Grumpy These Days

    If YOU SAY IT IS GOOD

    Then -- OK--I am down with it..

    But - still? Not to read Lonely Planet? Not to Read the Moon Guide? Not to Read Petit...
  12. How Gracious Of YOU! I did not read 6 months--...

    How Gracious Of YOU!

    I did not read 6 months-- read it somehow as 2 months!

    And - indeed - I am a fossil

    and so do actually Read Books

    And even Internet forums such as DR1 and the Lonely...
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    I did not dive in the DR - only snorkeled - Do...

    I did not dive in the DR - only snorkeled -

    Do not know why you would get the impression that the SW coast would be "heavily used"? Certainly perhaps there are fishermen - is that what you meant?...
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    Mods - Perhaps move this thread to "General" in...

    Mods - Perhaps move this thread to "General" in order to get the MOST information from ALL the divers in all the spots around the country? There are - to my knowledge- no dive operators on the SW...
  15. I must agree with the King - One certainly can...

    I must agree with the King - One certainly can not gather that much information about the country inside of a couple of months.. Nor is it to anyone's credit that they would arrive in the country...
  16. I have no idea about prices - since I never hired...

    I have no idea about prices - since I never hired a boat to go out to those islands

    I did hire one to go back into the river into the mangroves - there is a swimming platform there
    ...
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    As I am reading - the US Embassy in the DR has...

    As I am reading - the US Embassy in the DR has issued reports saying that they are standing by the reports by the DR government about various autopsy reports

    But that some forensic pathology...
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    Well - If There Are Not Enough Road Equipped...

    Well - If There Are Not Enough Road Equipped Ambulances In Punta Cana

    Then SomeOne is Probably GETTING on that Right Now-- yes?

    There are certainly Road Equipped Ambulances in Santo Domingo
    ...
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    there is certainly a big market for real estate...

    there is certainly a big market for real estate agents - and few requirements to becoming one although I would certainly recommend getting your residency and being bilingual..

    Do you have any idea...
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    During Semana Santa it must have been packed! At...

    During Semana Santa it must have been packed! At that time, lots of folks from the Capital travel out even by bus. Those with cars bring their coolers. There are guys at the beach to rent out both...
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    This is all going to depend on the day and the...

    This is all going to depend on the day and the area, of course...

    I think that the days of 200 ft visibility are perhaps long gone --(I used to work for a dive operation in Haiti back in the 80s...
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    There is= per reports = great diving in the South...

    There is= per reports = great diving in the South west - off Isla Beata - I belive - accessible from Pedernales... I used to run into folks from the Capital there on weekends. But, as far as I know -...
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    If you read the article in People - I think it...

    If you read the article in People -

    I think it will explain her point of view

    if that is of interest to anyone

    in that she did not wish to return to the DR

    and wondered about the...
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    And Again - WW if I am a Guest at an A-I ...

    And Again - WW

    if I am a Guest at an A-I

    and my husband falls to the floor clutching his chest
    is on medication for blood pressure or the like

    Do I Care How Many "False Alarms" the...
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    links, pease - for info on the lawsuit? any in...

    links, pease - for info on the lawsuit?

    any in English?
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