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    Question The Polish in Dominican Republic

    Apparently the Dominican Republic has the largest Polish community in the Caribbean.

    Does anyone knows how many people form this group? Is it growing? Are they mostly in Punta Cana, Santo Domingo, or somewhere else?

    Are the Polish organized with a Polish-Dominican institute as many other groups have or are they dispersed and not united?

    Is there a Polish social club somewhere in the country?

    I know DV8 is Polish, maybe she knows something about this.

    If anyone knows the history of the Polish in Dominican Republic, feel free to share.

    Until now I thought Haiti was the country with the greatest connections to Poland, at least historically due to the Polish soldiers that arrived with French General Leclerc in 1802, many of whom stayed in Haiti after the war. To this day the areas where the Polish men settled is peopled by lighter skin Haitians and many, including the darker ones, have blue or green eyes. A silent testament to a little known migration in that side of the island, but I was completely unaware that today its the DR the center of Polish immigration not just on the island, but in the whole Caribbean.





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    Default Polish community in DR

    If this is the case, I want to know where the pierogi are.

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    polish community is pretty much spread out. i know a bunch of people in different locations.

    in SD there are quite a few folks who moved to DR in the 70's or 80's, during communism times. there is also a community in the south/east area, from juan dolio to punta cana.

    large group lives on the north coast, some in POP, some in sosua.

    there are also some second generation polaks whose parents (usually fathers) escaped poland during the war and somehow ended up here.

    not aware of any formal polish social clubs. when we hang out it's usually just food, booze and relaxation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meemselle View Post
    If this is the case, I want to know where the pierogi are.
    You and me both. Cabbage please.

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    Oh, well then......one can always find cabbage and carrots etc. in the DR. I should make my patented-as-to-die-from Polish cabbage soup.......

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    My wife is polish my freezer is full of homemade porogies ... yummmm..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meemselle View Post
    Oh, well then......one can always find cabbage and carrots etc. in the DR. I should make my patented-as-to-die-from Polish cabbage soup.......
    Kapusta!

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    i make polish food sometimes: pierogi, sauerkraut soup/stew, cabbage rolls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    i make polish food sometimes: pierogi, sauerkraut soup/stew, cabbage rolls.
    i have told you, many times, that you would make a fortune if you produced peirogis here.

    there are all kinds of ditzy gringos who open all these restaurants and bars, and in 6 months they are belly up and out of business. if they invested 20% of that money in something like pierogi, they would make great money , with far lesser risk.

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    i disagree. asian restaurants have dumplings which is practically the same concept and they don't sell by tons.
    also, it's a lot of work.

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