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    anyone living in Bonao ?

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    wifes family lives there. i spend lots of time there. i dont think we have many members living there but i could easily be wrong

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    lived there six months and hated it. Lots of cirme, motos, flooding rains and I was nearly the only gringo. Im sure there are some nice things about the area but I could not find them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoomzx11 View Post
    lived there six months and hated it. Lots of cirme, motos, flooding rains and I was nearly the only gringo. Im sure there are some nice things about the area but I could not find them.
    Great dairy product places???? Yum.

    jorge, only one response the last time you asked:
    http://www.dr1.com/forums/living/117...ing-bonao.html

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    Haha, funny assessment.

    A little about Bonao. It's sits in a valley, surrounded by mountains. it rains a lot. a whole lot. as such, its a very green place, with lots of rivers and streams. there's lots of agriculture. my family grows Cacao, Coffee, rice, etc. we used to have dairy farms. Did i mentio that it rains a lot?

    if you like motorcycling--enduros in particular, you could take the many, many roads and paths that lead up in the mountains--all the way to piedra blanca, then to constanza, jarabacoa, san jaun de ochoa, etc. you could drive around on enduros until the end of the decade and still not see or experience all of the myriad of trails and paths that lead up in the mountains. there are no rules or laws here so, you cold drive around looking for the passage to Asia if you wanted; i thought i found it back in the 80's when, high up in the mountains, near La Vega, i encountered some Japanese who had been lost for nealry ten years and were trying to find their way out of the mountains, back to civilization. They now own Kamakazi restaurant in Santo Domingo--the best sushi restaurant on the island.

    Ok, so assuming motorcycling is not your thing, and owning a farm and growing cacao, coffee, rice etc is not your thing either because, like me, you lack both a green thumb and the capacity to do any hard work requiring one to wake up early, not to mention that hard work has the capacity of messing up one's hair and comb-over. Well, in this situation, you could always run back and forth out of your house to see how far you can make before the screen door closes behind you, or you could sit around and watch the paint dry on the walls. Barring that, you could always hang out at either Monte Carlo Restaurant (same owners as Tipico Bonao) and watch the traffic speed by at the the Speed of Sound as they attempt to beat the traffic light that sits at the intersection of Monte Carlo and the Esso gas station.

    However, if watching passolas go past at the speed past of sound is not your thing, you could always find yourself a little girlfriend and take her to one of the dozens of Cabanas that line the highways surrounding Bonao. If, however, hanging out in Cabanas is not your thing becuase, well, let's face it, theres a shortage right now of "Real" Viagra circulating around these days, then you could always hang out at the Falcando club--located in the American Neighborhood (Barrio de Gringos)--where you can play tennis, play golf on their 9-hole golf course, or just lounge around the pool sipping pina colodas. Barring that, remember that your only a 50 minute drive from Santo Domingo, or 35 minute drive from Santiago. So, basically, your in the middle of no where and in the middle of everything at the same time.

    Isn't life glorious!

    Frank

    Quote Originally Posted by zoomzx11 View Post
    lived there six months and hated it. Lots of cirme, motos, flooding rains and I was nearly the only gringo. Im sure there are some nice things about the area but I could not find them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frank12 View Post
    Haha, funny assessment.

    A little about Bonao. It's sits in a valley, surrounded by mountains. it rains a lot. a whole lot. as such, its a very green place, with lots of rivers and streams. there's lots of agriculture. my family grows Cacao, Coffee, rice, etc. we used to have dairy farms. Did i mentio that it rains a lot?

    if you like motorcycling--enduros in particular, you could take the many, many roads and paths that lead up in the mountains--all the way to piedra blanca, then to constanza, jarabacoa, san jaun de ochoa, etc. you could drive around on enduros until the end of the decade and still not see or experience all of the myriad of trails and paths that lead up in the mountains. there are no rules or laws here so, you cold drive around looking for the passage to Asia if you wanted; i thought i found it back in the 80's when, high up in the mountains, near La Vega, i encountered some Japanese who had been lost for nealry ten years and were trying to find their way out of the mountains, back to civilization. They now own Kamakazi restaurant in Santo Domingo--the best sushi restaurant on the island.

    Ok, so assuming motorcycling is not your thing, and owning a farm and growing cacao, coffee, rice etc is not your thing either because, like me, you lack both a green thumb and the capacity to do any hard work requiring one to wake up early, not to mention that hard work has the capacity of messing up one's hair and comb-over. Well, in this situation, you could always run back and forth out of your house to see how far you can make before the screen door closes behind you, or you could sit around and watch the paint dry on the walls. Barring that, you could always hang out at either Monte Carlo Restaurant (same owners as Tipico Bonao) and watch the traffic speed by at the the Speed of Sound as they attempt to beat the traffic light that sits at the intersection of Monte Carlo and the Esso gas station.

    However, if watching passolas go past at the speed past of sound is not your thing, you could always find yourself a little girlfriend and take her to one of the dozens of Cabanas that line the highways surrounding Bonao. If, however, hanging out in Cabanas is not your thing becuase, well, let's face it, theres a shortage right now of "Real" Viagra circulating around these days, then you could always hang out at the Falcando club--located in the American Neighborhood (Barrio de Gringos)--where you can play tennis, play golf on their 9-hole golf course, or just lounge around the pool sipping pina colodas. Barring that, remember that your only a 50 minute drive from Santo Domingo, or 35 minute drive from Santiago. So, basically, your in the middle of no where and in the middle of everything at the same time.

    Isn't life glorious!

    Frank
    Bonao doesn't sound to bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frank12 View Post
    Haha, funny assessment.

    A little about Bonao. It's sits in a valley, surrounded by mountains. it rains a lot. a whole lot. as such, its a very green place, with lots of rivers and streams. there's lots of agriculture. my family grows Cacao, Coffee, rice, etc. we used to have dairy farms. Did i mentio that it rains a lot?

    if you like motorcycling--enduros in particular, you could take the many, many roads and paths that lead up in the mountains--all the way to piedra blanca, then to constanza, jarabacoa, san jaun de ochoa, etc. you could drive around on enduros until the end of the decade and still not see or experience all of the myriad of trails and paths that lead up in the mountains. there are no rules or laws here so, you cold drive around looking for the passage to Asia if you wanted; i thought i found it back in the 80's when, high up in the mountains, near La Vega, i encountered some Japanese who had been lost for nealry ten years and were trying to find their way out of the mountains, back to civilization. They now own Kamakazi restaurant in Santo Domingo--the best sushi restaurant on the island.

    Ok, so assuming motorcycling is not your thing, and owning a farm and growing cacao, coffee, rice etc is not your thing either because, like me, you lack both a green thumb and the capacity to do any hard work requiring one to wake up early, not to mention that hard work has the capacity of messing up one's hair and comb-over. Well, in this situation, you could always run back and forth out of your house to see how far you can make before the screen door closes behind you, or you could sit around and watch the paint dry on the walls. Barring that, you could always hang out at either Monte Carlo Restaurant (same owners as Tipico Bonao) and watch the traffic speed by at the the Speed of Sound as they attempt to beat the traffic light that sits at the intersection of Monte Carlo and the Esso gas station.

    However, if watching passolas go past at the speed past of sound is not your thing, you could always find yourself a little girlfriend and take her to one of the dozens of Cabanas that line the highways surrounding Bonao. If, however, hanging out in Cabanas is not your thing becuase, well, let's face it, theres a shortage right now of "Real" Viagra circulating around these days, then you could always hang out at the Falcando club--located in the American Neighborhood (Barrio de Gringos)--where you can play tennis, play golf on their 9-hole golf course, or just lounge around the pool sipping pina colodas. Barring that, remember that your only a 50 minute drive from Santo Domingo, or 35 minute drive from Santiago. So, basically, your in the middle of no where and in the middle of everything at the same time.

    Isn't life glorious!

    Frank

    Off topic but....Frank you you are hilarious AND have a gift with words, love it !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Africaida View Post
    Off topic but....Frank you you are hilarious AND have a gift with words, love it !
    Banned for 30 days!!!!!

    Speak nicely about us moderators. He insulted Hillbilly!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronxboy View Post
    Banned for 30 days!!!!!

    Speak nicely about us moderators. He insulted Hillbilly!!!!
    Let Frank out of the penalty box. Why are we all so thin skinned.

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    yes its time grow up
    DR1 is not for the faint hearted

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