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    Default Adventure anyone?

    I am hideously bored living in the paradise of the Dominican Republic. I could probably add most of the Caribbean as well but where O where can one find some adventure? I am absolutely not interested in sitting on a beach or seeing yet another 'Beautiful Paradise Beach' or chasing 'love for hire' answers to my erotic fantasies,(and subsequent disappointment,emotionally and financially) so forgive me, but what is there to do here in the Caribbean??

    I have spent most of my life in strange and interesting places (30 + years in Africa for starters) and now I am in the DR and struggling to find something,not even life-changing or exotic, to do.

    The idea of a world cruise on the top cruise liner would not only kill me but make me 100 lbs heavier before I die of ennui.

    Climbing Pico Duarte would just dent my pride and pocketbook (and last liver reserves) to see what? Clouds from the top? Been there> Done it.

    4x4 across fantastic terrain with challenging ravines and ditches?Technical challenge and human skill? Tame and expensive.

    So.

    Can anyone suggest some sort of challenge we could do (or I could do) that would drag me from this torpor of lotus eating?

    (I guess from most of DR1 posters, I am not living on too much hope of a constructive answer but sometimes....)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrecksum View Post
    I am hideously bored living in the paradise of the Dominican Republic. I could probably add most of the Caribbean as well but where O where can one find some adventure? I am absolutely not interested in sitting on a beach or seeing yet another 'Beautiful Paradise Beach' or chasing 'love for hire' answers to my erotic fantasies,(and subsequent disappointment,emotionally and financially) so forgive me, but what is there to do here in the Caribbean??

    I have spent most of my life in strange and interesting places (30 + years in Africa for starters) and now I am in the DR and struggling to find something,not even life-changing or exotic, to do.

    The idea of a world cruise on the top cruise liner would not only kill me but make me 100 lbs heavier before I die of ennui.

    Climbing Pico Duarte would just dent my pride and pocketbook (and last liver reserves) to see what? Clouds from the top? Been there> Done it.

    4x4 across fantastic terrain with challenging ravines and ditches?Technical challenge and human skill? Tame and expensive.

    So.

    Can anyone suggest some sort of challenge we could do (or I could do) that would drag me from this torpor of lotus eating?
    wrecksum, there is nothing better to inspire the human psyche than to accept a challenge. make it your challenge to find something new and exciting to do in the DR. that will keep you animated.

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    Volunteer your time somewhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    leave. this land is about as interesting as a herpes sore on a freshly bleached anus of the humankind.
    LMAO

    You have a way with words....every one already knows that but this one is yet another classic

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    Independent travel overseas ? Myanmar ?

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    buy a motorbike and start to take trips. like 100 km every day
    each time take only bottle of water with you and full tank.
    if the bike will get broke and you will have no money somewhere in the middle of nowhere you will start to have your own desired adventure...

    if you are bored you may also enter any given souvenir shop, start to look at the things like you would like to buy them, get to know shop sellers,be friendly, have nice long chit chat, appear to be ready to buy something and later dissapear

    you may also: drive like crazy and argue with AMET that you are innocent, argue with motoconchistas and never pay them more than 20 pesos for a ride...
    you may also put some nails under the police cars and watch how these usually calm guys get angry like madmen....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea Duguay View Post
    Volunteer your time somewhere?
    I agree with this although it isn't what the OP is looking for I am sure but 3 organizations I volunteer for here have been great for me and I have learned A LOT about the DR in the process and met some great people. Keeps me pretty busy and mostly out of trouble (well sometimes). Really the wife and I don't have much time to be bored here.

    I like going on driving adventures, it's a lot of fun getting lost and trying to find your way to places. You can end up in the coolest little towns. I forget though wrecksum do you drive here?

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    Load up a donkey with water, some food, a hammack and plastic tarp ( in case it rains ), a machete and some matches..... and plastic bafs dor rubbish......
    And head for 6 days in the hills. ( toilet paper and a gun are optional ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    leave. this land is about as interesting as a herpes sore on a freshly bleached anus of the humankind.
    Says a lady who's been there for years and can leave anytime.

    Wreck,consider working we're doing some charitable activities. it appears you've done more than your fair share of adventures,but you may not have done all that much in terms of integrating yourself in the local community, or just getting back in general. taking a few kids up Pico Duarte for the first time might be a lot more fulfilling then just going out by yourself. just a thought.

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    theres only one real adventure in d.r. and it is spoken about sometimes...it might also be foolhardy...no sense to it difficult, expensive, and a true test of skills and adventure...

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