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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdn_Gringo View Post
    A stun club allows a human threat to get far too close. A mugging in this country is going to involve an offensive weapon of some sort. The closer the attacker can encroach, the more likely you are going to be injured, even if you do not resist. If you are a pacifist, perhaps a taser. If you are at all concerned about being attacked or routinely find yourself in vulnerable situations, either stop doing those things (best) or get an offensive weapon of your own (less than best).

    The ladrones know the score and a stun club at a gun fight is well, you know.

    We should all know by now, that being out and about after dark is an enhanced risk in this country. Perhaps more so for foreigners. Some places are safer than others and one could go their entire life without incident, but the odds suggest otherwise. Whether the DR is #3 on the list or #15 really isn't the point. The point is that it is not perfectly safe to be walking in the dark without a posse in tow. None of us gets to pick the time or the place that a chico malo happens to cross our path. Those who choose to disregard the reality of the jungle once too often are the ones we read about.
    Why do you choose to live in a "jungle"? It must be quite a burden upon you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexw View Post
    You know I've been here for a couple years now and I've never been to Mirador Del Sur. I have a flight early in the morning back to New York but when I come back I'm definitely going to go. Great post though
    that park is Excellent and very safe

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    Those who do not adapt to their environment...

    "The jungle" is a euphemism and not relevant to the main points. Those being that walking at night in the DR is risky and that a stun club is not particularly well suited for thwarting an attack from another person.

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    I rarely drive at night here on the North Coast except for a short drive into Cabarete. Too many idiots on the road who refuse to dim their high beams, the roads are poorly lighted, and the road surface is generally not good nor properly striped.

    Other than downtown Cabarete, I don't walk around at night. I've been in hotels in nice sections of Santiago and Santo Domingo(Naco), and I wouldn't walk around there at night either. Streets were pretty might deserted after 9pm and I figured, if Dominicans aren't out and walking around, it's not a good idea for me to be either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caonabo View Post
    As reported in today's, 24 April 2019 DR1 News.....

    DR ranks low in safe walking at night

    According to research carried out by the Global Peace Index (GPI), the Dominican Republic is third on the list for people who do not feel safe walking outside at night. The country with the highest percentage of insecurity for walking at night was Venezuela, with 88 %; followed by El Salvador, with 72 % In the Dominican Republic, some 67 % of Dominicans do not feel safe walking in their neighborhoods at night.

    In the same list, the DR is followed by Liberia (65 %), Brazil (64 %), Afghanistan (64 %), South Africa (63 %), Botswana (62 %) and Mauritania (61 %).
    Looking at other indicators of the GPI, the highest increases registered in the country where the rate of homicides with a 4.7-point increase, perception of crime with a 4-point increase and domestic violence increase by three points.
    http://visionofhumanity.org/app/uplo...dex-2018-2.pdf
    https://www.cdn.com.do/2019/04/23/re...or-las-noches/

    I myself, as a Dominican national do not feel comfortable driving at night in the RD, not to mention walking. As a national, resident, or tourist do you feel comfortable walking around the RD at night?
    Smart experienced wise expats would NEVER leave the house after 7 !!! Looking for trouble. Only matter of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishpaddy View Post
    that park is Excellent and very safe
    I wouldn't walk there after the sun sets. They find bodies in there every so often.

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    I'm resident, female, living in Cabarete, and since some years never walking at night. And, in case there is a meeting with friends
    p.e. in Sosua meanwhile using a taxi (before Carrito and walking the way from the mainroad to our house (ca. 15 minutes))
    So I feel more safe, the taxi driver is a well-known friend.
    Last edited by sabra; 04-24-2019 at 11:03 PM. Reason: forgot city

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    Walk Mirador del Sur in the late afternoon, never had a problem. See many mom's and kids getting in their exercise and play time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishing you well View Post
    Check it out.

    Plenty of people exercising early in the morning and all afternoon through the evening. Safe for the most part but there are some spots where the smell of urine is, let just say, robust - for a political correct nomenclature if you will.

    But to the point of the subject - Mirador del Sur is safe.
    Quote Originally Posted by irishpaddy View Post
    that park is Excellent and very safe
    Ah its sounds like a much bigger parque iberoamerica. Thanks guys

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    Parque Mirador Sur might be safe early in the evening, before 8pm but it’s known as one of the areas where many people have been mugged after these hours.

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