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    Default Ex-Pat Fatigue Syndrome

    Should I post this in Residents.... or here
    it may apply to some long term visitors........

    https://www.expatfocus.com/c/aid=520...-deal-with-it/

    If you have ever felt irritable/short tempered... listless....out of touch.... itchy to do something other than what you're doing

    This may be the reason.

    It happens to me... in fact I'm in a funk now...
    but I'm outta here in 2 weeks

    Interesting thought... I found

    affects some - not all....

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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

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    I’ve said it before......I can’t take over 3 months at a time, or I start climbing the walls. I think I’d feel differently if we lived in Santo Domingo and just came out to the beach occasionally




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    Lost my rose colored glasses quite awhile ago. La Rep Dom is NOT Paradise but has it's paradise moments. I have had a few moments I was ready to walk at any given second. I am a resident but not really a full time resident. I stay until I get the bug and back to my house in Jersey USA I go.

    When I got my first apartment in la rep dom I was all set to sell my USA home and live happily ever after in the DR. Whoa am I glad I never did that. I need that security blanket where I can get out at any given moment. Rest up stateside and come back refreshed.

    I think I would be miserable if I had to live full, full time in la rep dom with no backup funds for a one way ticket out.

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    I understand you 100%. Life is boring in the DR, unless you like humid heat, loud music with the same rythm, the chicas, beach.... not for me. Two or three weeks and I long for a fresh night walk, museum...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlterEgo View Post
    I’ve said it before......I can’t take over 3 months at a time, or I start climbing the walls. I think I’d feel differently if we lived in Santo Domingo and just came out to the beach occasionally
    Santo Domingo is my spot. The north coast or out in the campo somewhere I would have jumped off a bridge a long time ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fulano2 View Post
    I understand you 100%. Life is boring in the DR, unless you like humid heat, loud music with the same rythm, the chicas, beach.... not for me. Two or three weeks and I long for a fresh night walk, museum...
    All depends on where you are at. I am in SD Centro and loud music and se fue la luz are not part of my life. I prefer the city life to sand between my toes everyday and sipping Presidente at the same watering hole.

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    I miss being an expat.
    Whoever introduces the old again to recognize the new, can be a teacher to others.
    (Confucius)

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    1-3 months fantastic, 3-5months everything is good , 6 months everything is peachy,7 months islandites syndrome sets in must leave soon, 1yr stfu and leave me alone or I’m going to put this pencil where the sun don’t shine! Hence why I’m snowbird category in and out 3-4 times a yr ...don’t want to give someone lead poisoning accidentally

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    hahaha... no accident that pencil.... you're kidding yourself !!

    Yup BBird... we all know the benefits of the escape hatch

    I had 2 until last October... Lake Huron and PHL....down to PHL only now
    I'm re-adjusting... slowly.

    Off to the UK to visit that daughter... other in NYC
    New car in the garage in PHL to make me smile...

    I said it when I sold... but haven't executed well yet - I'll just travel more
    One idea I had was to cruise to England... not so bad - 1 way about $2300-2400
    bed & board for that - 7-8 days...

    New car will inspire road trips....hopefully

    I know I'm in trouble when the driving habits make me scream..... and I'm screaming now
    If i has a battering ram.....

    I know I'm not alone in it.... look at the quick responses here..

    My wife gags at about 3 weeks.... I can do more.... but there is a limit !!!!

    hahaha

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