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    Default Opening times this weekend?

    What is closed, open? I'm looking for a Claro store open, but can't be arsed to go out if it's all gunna be closed.

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    Took a drive around Santo Domingo just now.
    Streets are pretty much empty.
    Did "Luperon", 27 Feb.,Ortega Y Gaset, all just a few cars, no busses or trucks.
    It was GREAT!
    Evgerything closed, except for a FEW Colmados.
    Got some "Pan de Agua", and "Sobao" and home.(Called 3 colmados in the am, "No Pan"!
    I have about 11 here for the Semana Santa, Lots of "Pan con Chocolate" being consumed, along with EVERYTHING ELSE!
    Wanna buy a cousin?........cheap????????????????
    Most big stores, supermarkets will be open tomorrow.
    Sunday, not-so-many, so shop for food tomorrow.I WILL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    I hear ya. Traffic was the one thing I couldn't stand when I was in StoDgo. Sometimes it would take an hour to get from Colonial to Los Heroes.

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    On average, I spent about 55 minutes between Avenida George Washington and Expreso John F. Kennedy via Avenida Abraham Lincoln or Avenida Alma Mater.

    I forget how many kilometers that was, but it couldn't have been more than 9 linear miles between the two.

    The traffic is nuts

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    I live in "Ls Colinas de Arroyo hondo".
    North of most of Santo Domingo.
    If I have to cross "JFK", and/or 27de Feb. I go between 9"ish", to 11"ish"
    Other than those hours, I stay home. in the AM.
    In the afternoon I venture out between about 1:30 and 3 pm.
    My "Dominicana" can never understand why I don't want to go to "Duarte" on a Friday afternoon, at 5pm., before a long weekend!
    Or to the bank on the 15th. and/or the 31st. of the month.
    Or to the supermarket on Dec. 24th. at 5 pm.
    Or to the beach during "Semana Drunko"
    I DO!
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    I can attest about not going to the bank on the 15th.

    I took my lady friend to Agora mall so she can withdraw some cash when she got paid that week I was there. The lines at Popular were crazy.

    Ditto about the hours driving. It was practically a parking lot after 730am. I walked to most places and left the rental at the hotel. It was quicker and less of a hassle, not to mention easier on my cash.

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    NEXT trip, It should be ONLY, Busses, Taxis, Public Cars, and "MOTORS" for you and your friend!
    REALLY!
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    The hotel where I chose to stay does not provide a shuttle between SDQ and Santo Domingo, and based on what the US embassy site said, it's risky to take a taxi from there.

    And since that hotel is literally close to everything within walking distance, I probably want to stay there again on my next trip.

    The rental did cost US$380, but half that cost was optional bumper-to-bumper insurance. I fully expected to get crashed into during my stay though thankfully nothing happened.

    I did like the freedom that came with my GPS-enabled phone and having my own set of wheels. But I'm also used to that luxury in New York.

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