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    I admire the honesty of a lot of the posters on this thread. It more or less reinforced my current thinking. My original mindset was move down and buy after my parents passed away. That’s changed because of the predicament some my friends find themselves in due to aging. One or two have medical problems and can’t sell their houses, some have had their houses for sale for a few years and can’t sell. I’ll keep doing extended stays at resorts or rent if that becomes financially prohibitive. I love the DR from December to May but like the refreshing change of returning home for the summer.
    Last edited by Ecoman1949; 07-11-2019 at 11:25 AM.

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    Absolutely '49

    You need to keep moving a bit
    This isn't a terrible place to get sick.... depends on how/what
    I was sent away for treatment.... immunotherapy isn't here yet

    Getting old here is easy to manage - affordable and caring people - I'm counting on that

    If you can afford here and NFLD (?).... get at it !!!

    Get your residency in order... rent or buy....within your budget.... and relax

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    Quote Originally Posted by melphis View Post
    This fall we will begin our 12th year of living approx 6 months in the DR and 6 months in western Canada. What attracted us back then was the cost of property, the promise of eventually getting titles (still a work in progress) the climate and to a degree the people.

    We have met several wonderful people from all areas of the world and have made great friendships with several Dominicans. When we go back to Canada for 6 months it is always a welcome change. Over the years it is not the locals or their quirky habits we get burnout from, its the obnoxious expats from the US, Canada and Europe that are constantly trying to change things "like they are back home".

    For gods sake if everything has to be like it is back home, pack up your crap and leave. We seriously thought about living here full time but with more and more know it all expats moving into the area we are either going to sell or go postal. I am leaning to sell as going to jail for making the world a better place by disposing of a few assholes just doesn't seem right.
    Things back home work...on a schedule. That allows progress and order.
    Who wouldnt want that?
    Watching people bang their head out doing things in a futile manner is a waste of human potential. Who would want to change that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
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    I broached this subject last night - with a Dominican.
    Said I was frustrated and needed a break from this life

    The response ??
    How do you think we feel??
    But we can't leave !!!

    True be that......
    I often say - they're trapped....
    so - they drink, are promiscuous... quite a list

    Many have no TV - no Internet....

    they see & know the 'other world'... but it's out of reach....unattainable
    WW...yes the lack of T.V ...is a definite cause of increased birth rate...this country is a prime example.....Cortez.....

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    Cures boredom in a minute (or two - hehehe)

    Coupled with a slug of rum/beer.....

    An almost perfect evening

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cortez View Post
    WW...yes the lack of T.V ...is a definite cause of increased birth rate...this country is a prime example.....Cortez.....
    you do realize that the rate of increase starts from a base number, and rises , right.

    so, since places with no tv probably have never had tv, how do you ascertain that any increase in the rate can be attributed to the lack of something which was never there to begin with?

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    hahaaha

    what if he drops "increased" from his statement ?
    fit the mold then ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    hahaaha

    what if he drops "increased" from his statement ?
    fit the mold then ?
    not sure. i would have to look at birth rate figures in places like the Amazon rain forest. besides, there were numerous ''only children'' born in the era before tv..

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    Quote Originally Posted by the gorgon View Post
    not sure. i would have to look at birth rate figures in places like the Amazon rain forest. besides, there were numerous ''only children'' born in the era before tv..
    Guess the rate should decrease now thanks to "Wassa"

    Tirame....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Africaida View Post
    Guess the rate should decrease now thanks to "Wassa"

    Tirame....
    exactly!!!

    you need help..

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