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    I am often asked this...
    Why did you select the DR as a residence... a place to live?

    Besides the obvious ease of access from the eastern Coast of NoAmerica,
    My other preference was the ‘no minimum stay’ required...

    No stipulated, mandatory period one must be ‘ in residence ‘

    Makes life easy if you become disenchanted with the lifestyle or customs...
    Just exit ,.. and you forfeit nothing

    The rule - if it is enforced - is you must not be absent more than 6 months.

    My other ‘like’ was that this island is big enough to not allow boredom
    Like walking form one end to the other before lunch,,, repeat in afternoon

    Bermuda for example is a mile wide at its widest point.... 20 long
    Other islands are smaller yet

    Not for me

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    Proximity to NA, beauty, diverse topography. warm people, rich history, relatively stable and a great place to start a "retirement" bidniz.

    Meeting Alida here was the buttercream icing on a sweet, moist cake.
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    Nothing to do with the DR itself.

    Came on vacation in 1998, wanted to go to Jamaica, which was sold out at that time, travel agency recommended Luperon Beach Resort, never heard of DR before that, booked it, met my first wife, got stuck. Met my second wife and I am still stuck, lol. 20 years in December...

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    Agreed on all

    My list was the ‘non emotional ‘ kind.... objective somewhat.
    ..practical even?

    The love affair is another topic

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    Good question - Because in hindsight I think Colombia would be a better fit ?

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    That’s my point Chico

    Go to Columbia... you won’t lose this residency

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    As our 22 year old nephew once said when I asked him why he chose to live in the DR and not with his parents in the USA ... “ Tio , “ freedom “ here I can do what I want “

    Had to remind him that “ as long as its legal , productive, consensual...and we are not paying your bills ...live your life” .

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    You had me at Buttercream Icing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chico bill View Post
    Good question - Because in hindsight I think Colombia would be a better fit ?
    Maybe it's a progressive exploratory thing.

    The DR was a big move with many unknowns. And now that the DR is *known* the next exploration isn't so intimidating.
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    I can sit on a beach enjoying a beer every afternoon, watching the tourists who only get the pleasure for a couple of weeks a year - all for a cost of living much lower than where I come from.

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