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    Default "La Bruja" has a new microphone!

    My husband and I are snowbirds and reside in the DR for 4-5 months every year.
    Last year when we arrived, we encountered a new religeous congregation in a small barrio behind our condo in Cabarete. It was Hell! They imported an amplified system to preach and pray to about 10 to 15 people. I think this could have been heard in Puerto Plata. I could have sworn they were doing Voodoo, because the preacher and la Bruja were getting themselves into a state that was not natural to me and gave me bad vibes.
    This year when we got here, things were fine, they abandoned the amplification and had moved the services inside a hut. No amplification, just preaching and praying in a normal voice. Great!
    This morning, I woke up to "la bruja" at 6 am. Prayers, chanting....AMPLIFIED!

    Just wondering, if any of you have had similar experiences and how you deal with it.

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    Default Religious "Culture"

    Quote Originally Posted by snowbird44 View Post
    This year when we got here, things were fine, they abandoned the amplification and had moved the services inside a hut. No amplification, just preaching and praying in a normal voice. Great!
    This morning, I woke up to "la bruja" at 6 am. Prayers, chanting....AMPLIFIED!
    If you can't beat them, join them....


    donP

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    When you are in Rome, do as the Romans do.

    Or in this case Puerto Plata.

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    You can file a suit with the Ministerio del Medio Ambiente. This is contamination, the same a the big speakers at colmadones and bars...

    What the heck, worth a shot.

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    Noise Pollution/ stalking/ defamation Law SUITS never work here. I don't see how u can go changing their belief system.

    Just deal with it and quit complaining!!

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    There are worse Brujas you could be dealing with on the north coast...

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    Years ago while I was crossing the Sahara when a group of Whirling Dervishes camped right next to me. They had the whole desert but they had to move near me. All night long whey whirled and devished. Know what I did? I let them whirl and dervish.

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    Sometimes thats all you can do.

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    Get a LOUDER "PA" system.Everytime they start,you start.
    Dominicans hate clasical music.
    OOOORrrrrrrrrr,have you talked with them???
    CC

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    You have six options, from what I can tell:
    1. Invest in a very large set of speakers that will drown theirs out.
    2. Go talk to them and ask them not to blare at 6am.
    3. Slip the local police a couple thousand pesos and ask them to deal with it.
    4. Ignore it and start drinking early.
    5. Find Jesus and join the party.
    6. All of the above.

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