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Thread: Is the DR safe for Canadians that want to live outside the all inclusive seen.

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    Default Is the DR safe for Canadians that want to live outside the all inclusive seen.

    we would like to know if the dr is really safe for young canadian male travellers. planning on staying for 3 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOOBER_SDQ View Post
    Just don't look for trouble.
    Exactly, don't befriend prostitutes, chulos and drug dealers !

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    Quote Originally Posted by oilrigr View Post
    we would like to know if the dr is really safe for young canadian male travellers. planning on staying for 3 months.
    No problem, just keep your wits about you. Don't flash cash, or jewelry. Use Common sense.

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    Default NO Bad news for Canadians

    Quote Originally Posted by oilrigr View Post
    we would like to know if the dr is really safe for young canadian male travellers. planning on staying for 3 months.
    Absolutely NOT! US Citizens only, they eat Canadians :-)

    seriously, from my experiences, as long as you stay out of the areas you wouldn't venture into at home, you will be fine

    I realize you meant any foreign traveler, but your headline caught me as funny in reference to meaning "Canadians only"

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    Whirleybird. Please delete my entire "sanitized" post.

    Jeez. Can't we have fun anymore? Very Lame

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOOBER_SDQ View Post
    Whirleybird. Please delete my entire "sanitized" post.

    Jeez. Can't we have fun anymore? Very Lame
    Your wish is my command. "Fun" is most definitely encouraged but so, also, is the relevance to the OP's question who only joined the DR1 community in November 2010 so would presumably have no knowledge of the incident from over a year ago to which you were referring.

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    oh come on guys please share as what happened. and sorry for postion as canadians....i mean foreigners.

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    What happened, if memory serves, is that someone was flashing a wad of money, got taken on a ride and ended up in Boca Chica, almost naked and broke! Or something like that....no matter.

    Read what I posted on another thread and heed my advice and the advice of others. Do not, ever, believe what a Dominican who lives, or works in the tourist areas are telling you. You are meat on a platter, a ticket out of here, a ticket to Paradise...like I said, go SLOW...

    Is is safe? Yes it is, just be sensible and do not stagger around drunk or you could end up nekkid in a cane field...wondering WTF???\


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbilly View Post
    Read what I posted on another thread and heed my advice and the advice of others. Do not, ever, believe what a Dominican who lives, or works in the tourist areas are telling you. You are meat on a platter, a ticket out of here, a ticket to Paradise...like I said, go SLOW...
    Interesting way of wording. Here I thought that the reason most Americans, Canadians and Europeans in general came to the DR was because they were looking for paradise. Didnīt know the country they were fleeing was paradise
    Last edited by Taino808; 01-05-2011 at 08:31 PM.

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    The vast majority of Dominicans are great human beings and will give you their last chin-chin de cafe. That's ultimately why I am living and working here.

    Unfortunately, there are a few who prey on unsuspecting foreigners. (That occurs in any nation there are tourists, and is especially true in developing countries where tourists arrive.) Those who prey know where to find the prey animals and know how to single one out from the herd.

    As you make more concrete plans, search DR1 for specific locations that will be best for you. And don't hesitate to ask questions. Not everyone on the board will always be polite, but you will get helpful advice.

    A few question that would get you some better advice:
    What is your age?
    What is your gender? (This is a very macho culture)
    Do you speak Spanish fluently?
    How much money are you planning to spend here?
    Are you planning to remain in one location or stay in different places while here?
    What are your interests? (Mountain hiking, bird watching, drinking and carousing, swimming and snorkeling, etc.)

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