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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    Absolutely correct JTom....
    Thank you for the understanding



    LT... I was careful to include the disclaimer in my post....
    that you weren't full of anything - in an attempt to avoid exactly what happened

    I still maintain that current affairs aren't your specialty since you have left.

    Read again- historical knowledge is still on your side...

    I tried to be deferential..... and objective
    No what you seem to do is put people down in a subtle way. If your justification makes you feel better that's fine. I've been coming to the DR for over 30 years and have a fairly good understanding of how things work there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtom343 View Post
    I live in La Romana and it’s big news here that the Turkish from Las Terranas are moving here in hordes. Apparently after one of them was killed last year, the company that employs most of them decided to pick up and move. It’s exciting to see so much action going on but the feelings about them seem to be mixed by a lot of people in the community. I was genuinely excited to see new neighbors but I’ve also seen another side of them which many neighbors complain about. It’s true that their company will be bringing plenty of jobs to the area but there also seems to be a bit of a culture clash. I’m wondering from those whom were their former neighbors, what were the sentiments about them while they lived amongst you in LT?

    Just from my short period of observance, some of them will try to be friendly but many of them stay to themselves and ignore any hellos, holas or selam(hello in their language) and continue to walk as if you hadn’t just looked them straight in the eye and greeted them. Many also walk around with an arrogance and utter disregard of their surroundings by smoking and throwing cigarettes EVERYWHERE regardless of a cigarette disposal 1 ft away, walking in the middle of the road and ignoring the cars trying to pass or park where they are standing regardless of anyone honking. It’s as if many of them believe they are doing you a favor by their mere existence and they are gracing you with their presence. I know a lot of the neighbors here are very wealthy and for lack of a better word, don’t put up with their ****. Sooo LT residents, care to chime in?
    We almost rented a villa that they wanted to rent for (1) YEAR near the Don Cesar in Las Terrenas. We decided not to since we insisted on "no smoking." Turks are avid smokers.
    We dodged a bullet.
    Apparently the same group rented a neighboring home. They paid the first month, then they stiffed the landlord the rest.
    Sayonara and good riddance!

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    Wonder how it would be when a horde of hundreds Americans or Germans or Brits etc etc would swarm down in LT?
    How many of you guys would be bitching then?
    Probably most!
    Just be glad that these Turks didn't come to the DR to build mosques like here in Europe.
    Whoever introduces the old again to recognize the new, can be a teacher to others.
    (Confucius)

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    Quote Originally Posted by frank recktenwald View Post
    Wonder how it would be when a horde of hundreds Americans or Germans or Brits etc etc would swarm down in LT?
    How many of you guys would be bitching then?
    Probably most!
    Just be glad that these Turks didn't come to the DR to build mosques like here in Europe.
    - well, the other thing that came with the Turks where the influx of - out of the area - hookers who serviced them. Mainly from Santo Domingo.

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