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    Mapou/Death Toll at 2000/is this accurate?

    Canadian News feeds are reporting that in the town of Mapou, on the Haitian border in the south west/central west regions along the DR border there are 2000 reported deaths due to flooding in this one town. Deaths are reportedly high on both sides of the border. News footage only showed the...
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    Parenting in the DR? A day in the life...?

    I have been wanting to ask for a while what it is like to be a parent in the DR. What is the daily routine for you and your children? School and after school activities. What are they like/examples? Transportation, and home child care issues? Lessons learned, and the trials and tribulations...
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    Coffee from the DR/My hunt is over in Ottawa

    I have finally hunted down where I can buy DR coffee in the Ottawa area. After two months of searching I have found it at Mugena Enterprises on Richmond Road (Carling Ave/Westboro area) and am very happy to report that this small caribbean store will stock it from now on. I understand from the...
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    Points of Etiquette in the DR

    My family will be having an informal dinner party with guests from the DR. Maybe DR1 can contribute points of etiquette to make our guest feel at home. Our guests are new to Canada and will be bringing thier children and extended family. We very much look forward to our evening. Any points of...
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    Superstitions in the DR

    My daughter has cultivated a new friendship with a dominican canadian child at her school. On a recent visit he was very interested to know why we have sets of bells at the front door. I explained that they are there due to an old superstitious belief that the bells would ward off evil and are...
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    Shark Encounter: Info please?

    Since returning from our first trip to Puerto Plata our friends and nieghbours are filled with questions and even planning visits in 2004. Most have young families and enjoyed seeing the photo's we took and purchased at Ocean World. My daughter's friend Mat who is twelve and a strong swimmer has...
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    Ocean World - Fantastic!

    fantastic! What a fantastic experience at Ocean World ! My daughter (12) and I swam with the Dolpins and found the experience beyond our expectations. This once in a life time experience is a must for those who have the same dream...to swim with the majestic dolphin. Congratulations goes to...
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    coffee?

    Dear DR1, please help me locate a distributor of Dominican coffee. Since our last visit we have finished off the coffee we purchased and have not been able to find a decent cup since. We are kicking ourselves for not purchasing more, but here is hoping you guys could help our quest. We live in...
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    ocean world how to contact? Server down?

    ola from the great white north! Just shovelled about 4 inches of snow off of driveway and paths. About 1 hours work! You guys are sooo lucky! Have been trying to contact Ocean World via the net but get "server down" for the last several days> just wondering if there is a probelm down there or...