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    Arrived for my wife’s renewal tomorrow...

    Long enough drive....2hrs+

    Need Nacional for a few things...
    WAZE does that with a minimum of left turns... and garage parking!!

    Done

    Aiming for the Zona but I need to recharge my cooler with ice for the night.
    Beer and ice vitals.

    Skinny streets, little room....

    Down the window, beep the horn....
    Tienes hielo?...... Si senor.

    I pull over & the boy is behind the car with a bag.

    In for the beers.... pay..... 25 pesos to my new friend.... I drive on

    My wife is flabbergasted....way too easy.

    Tomorrow, DMG
    Where my car wash awaits while we cool our heels in line
    And of course, the empanadas on the curb.... excellent...25 pesos

    What’s not to like?

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    You have the right mind frame for coming to SD and having a good experience.

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    What's not to like? Traffic Monday to Friday all day. Other than that can't think of nothing else.

    Heavy traffic days if i can't go underground I walk. Can't do either of these it gets postponed until the weekend.

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    I used WAZE and it brought me from thr big Nacional to the ZC without traffic, unbelievable I know
    But true

    Yes, I hate the traffic and am about to enter ..... DGM waiting for the Mrs

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    Bird
    I used WAZE and it brought me from thr big Nacional to the ZC without traffic, unbelievable I know
    But true

    Yes, I hate the traffic and am about to enter ..... DGM waiting for the Mrs
    yes WW, you were below 27 de febrero where traffic isn't the worse. You got lucky which does happen.

    As far as that el Nacional, so far the best supermarket i have found in SD centro. Huge and has it all.

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    Well , I spoke too soon

    My cavalier attitude of leaving the car on the street overnight cost me the mirrors...oops
    Just too lazy to go to the parqueo

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    Well , I spoke too soon

    My cavalier attitude of leaving the car on the street overnight cost me the mirrors...oops
    Just too lazy to go to the parqueo
    broke or stolen? I remember way back overnight on the street in Gazcue cost me four hubcaps on a rental. The messed up part I was parked right in front of the small hotel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    Well , I spoke too soon

    My cavalier attitude of leaving the car on the street overnight cost me the mirrors...oops
    Just too lazy to go to the parqueo
    That's why we use a cabana for overnights in Santo Domingo, one at Luperon & the Malecon. Simple, safe, inexpensive and we don't have to unpack the SUV.

    We have a large duffle we call the Cabana Bag with nice sheets, pillows, a bedspread, good towels, coffee maker, charger bank (for electronics) and showerhead. Yes, showerhead, since they all seem to go missing. We move into the cabana, and in 5 minutes it's as comfy as any hotel without check-in hassles.

    We negotiate an overnight deal: If we check in before 9 pm, $24. If after 9 pm, $18. The only downside is uncontrollable a/c, and it can get cold, so I block off over half of the a/c inlet.

    I like driving the SUV into the garage for safekeeping overnight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobraboy View Post
    That's why we use a cabana for overnights in Santo Domingo, one at Luperon & the Malecon. Simple, safe, inexpensive and we don't have to unpack the SUV...………...
    couple that with deliveryrd.do and you can have anything from a Big Mac to a full course meal delivered to your cabana door.

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    After driving to Santo Domingo about 40 times over the years, I now only take the bus. Thank you for reminding me why. I still hate going there, but when I have to at least I am not worried about my car.

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