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  1. franco1111

    Warning to DR1ers: Defamation of the DR is not allowed

    No kidding. Vamos para aca next time. https://hoy.com.do/desaprensivos-arrebataban-carteras-celulares-y-otras-pertenencias-en-sdo/
  2. franco1111

    Warning to DR1ers: Defamation of the DR is not allowed

    Thanks for the information NALS. But, all we seem to have is this guy's word for what happened. I looked at two Youtube videos he has of the RD. Nothing concerning that I can see. Except, he is excrutiatingly boring as are so many of these people that post this stuff. Yawn. I can't...
  3. franco1111

    Update since I know you have all been anxiously waiting

    Punta Cana is a political/municipal boundary. It includes Veron, which is a town. In La Altagracia province. The capital is Higuey. It is all a little confusing. People use Punta Cana to refer to all kinds of locations because it has a certain amount of prestige. There are actually places...
  4. franco1111

    I found This Hard to Believe

    Jjj. The real accountant.
  5. franco1111

    I found This Hard to Believe

    Sounds cynical verdad. I won't post in this thread again. Unless something really eye opening happens. Like you send us photos from Las Americas or PUJ. You know all you need to know. Buena suerte.
  6. franco1111

    I found This Hard to Believe

    She didn't think you were 40. She just knows the right things to say. As AE says, there is a playbook.
  7. franco1111

    I found This Hard to Believe

    Won't make any difference. She is playing the long game. You will put the house in her name before long and think you made the decision. You should listen to AE. She knows more than most on this board. Because she has lived it for many years.
  8. franco1111

    I found This Hard to Believe

    Perfect. Nothing more to be said.
  9. franco1111

    San Pedro de Macorís Crime and Traffic

    I think you will be fine. Just be alert. And, stay where there are people. Altos de Chavon is great in an artificial sort of way. But, nice anyway. There is a good museum where you can see some history of the Tainos, etc. Our kids have gone on field trips there. And, it is in Casa de...
  10. franco1111

    I found This Hard to Believe

    How to be a millionaire in the DR. Come here with two million.
  11. franco1111

    San Pedro de Macorís Crime and Traffic

    Ok. One more. So, my wife isn't stupid. She is a well-respected professional among her peers. But, she likes to take the bus when the Maserati is in the shop ;) So, one day she takes the bus. Gives the cobrador quiniento pesos because she does not have change. Typical. The cobrador gets...
  12. franco1111

    I found This Hard to Believe

    The truth. (I am married to such a family.). Don't risk what you can't afford to lose. This guy is naive beyond belief. See #44 above.
  13. franco1111

    San Pedro de Macorís Crime and Traffic

    What I am saying is that if you go to La Sirena, Jumbo, or Plaza Lama in La Romana you will be treated well. No street hustlers on the premises, shoppers polite for the most part. All these stores are clean and reasonably well run. What I was trying to say is that it is kind of a long drive...
  14. franco1111

    San Pedro de Macorís Crime and Traffic

    I should add, since you asked, that traffic in La Romana is terrible too. But, if you are staying at Playa Nueva Romana, you would be coming into La Romana from the west on the highway to Villa Hermosa where the autopista curves north and goes around La Romana. From Villa Hermosa it is city...
  15. franco1111

    San Pedro de Macorís Crime and Traffic

    No one will do that to you at Jumbo, Plaza Lama, or La Sirena in La Romana. Nor at Orense, Iberia, or Hiper. I have had a house there for 10 years. My wife and daughters live there. I go to Jumbo, Plaza Lama, and La Sirena all the time. I doubt it is worth the trip tho if the other places...
  16. franco1111

    Speed Traps on Coral Hwy

    Nothing to do with the holiday. They are out there (almost) everyday. Giving tickets all day. Like shooting fish in a barrel. As Sky says, three most days between PC and La Romana. Sometimes only on one side of the divided highway. Sometimes both. I kind of know where they are most likely...
  17. franco1111

    Just one site to tell me what I need to leave DR and enter US, regarding COVID?

    1. Negative COVID test not more than 1 day before day of flight. 2. CDC attestation form, completed and signed. 3. Eticket QR code. https://eticket.migracion.gob.do/ Depending on airline, you either upload these documents before flight, show at airport check-in, or a combination. Ya.
  18. franco1111

    Self Storage Units in Punta Cana/Bavaro?

    Those are shipping containers? I don't know about how full they are. There are actually more units to the side too that aren't in the photos. If I decide to store something there, I can post more.
  19. franco1111

    Self Storage Units in Punta Cana/Bavaro?

    Also, no large dog. And, no security guard. A guy from a place on the corner came over when I was taking the photos and started talking to me. Basically he just said call the number on the sign for info about price, etc.
  20. franco1111

    Self Storage Units in Punta Cana/Bavaro?

    I went there today. Below are the photos from their web site. And photos of the place as it really is. It appears to be exactly what you saw on google street view. Web site photos. Reality.