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    Default Living Items........

    Well as some as you may have read on my blog that i've been shopping with my mother for 'items' that i may need, and i was advised to ask advice on things that maybe i should get while still in the Uk that are either really expensive or not available in DR. So..... does anybody have ne ideas about what i should bring over..... and help would be very helpful, as my mum seems to think that i need EVERYTHING from the UK, and keeps buying me all this stuff which isn't going to fit in my ONE suitcase!!

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    Many of us live here and don't need items from the UK
    You will find almost everything here, maybe more expensive and you might have to do some leg work to find it.

    Tell us what you plan to bring and we will tell you if it's available.

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    Most of the necessities are here. Just bring whatever unique personal products you enjoy such as shampoo, deoderant, etc. Anything imported is expensive and Dominican equivalents are not equivalent. Also, bring sun-block and insect repellant as they are expensive here. Life in the DR is hard on footwear (rain, mud, rocks, etc.). Bring extra shoes as they don't last here. If you enjoy reading, bring a few paperbacks as they are also expensive here. Once you get settled you'll find out how Mom can send a monthly C.A.R.E. package.
    Good luck

    P.S. Graham in Sosua (at North Coast Diving) would pay his weight in gold (he's a big guy) for a few cans of Heinz beans. One of the commodities we can't get here.
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    I found that I really missed a good orange pekoe tea. Every time I come I bring my own tea bags. i know, it's petty but I do like my cuppa every afternoon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOWMAR

    P.S. Graham in Sosua (at North Coast Diving) would pay his weight in gold (he's a big guy) for a few cans of Heinz beans. One of the commodities we can't get here.
    haha i'll see what i can do. I've been speaking to a friend who lives in Santo domingo, and im bringing him a treacle sponge pudding in a tin, as i LOVE them, and keep talking about them, but he doens't know what they are!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert
    Many of us live here and don't need items from the UK
    You will find almost everything here, maybe more expensive and you might have to do some leg work to find it.

    Tell us what you plan to bring and we will tell you if it's available.
    Wow, Robert, where in Santo Domingo do you get your Weetabix, Warburton's crumpets and Marmite? And while I've got your attention, when are you going to put this girl's blog on the main index?

    Jelly, if there are any typically English things like the above that you can't live without, bring a personal supply. Otherwise most things are available in the DR. You may have to go to the larger cities for some speciality products, like English style tea, Indian lime pickle or vegetable stock cubes (if you are so inclined) but on the whole you will not be too deprived.

    Having said that, I always stuff a couple of packets of makeup removal pads and washing up sponges in my luggage. They are available here, but I find that every time I run out, the supermarket has run out as well. I also bring some toiletries, not a whole year's supply but enough to last me a while before I have to replace them with what's available locally.

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    Thanx for all the info, i think i've actually just about covered most things now, its just those random things that i wont remember until i get there and realise that i dont have it!! Thankfully im not a tea drinker so i wont be bothered by that!!

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    Default Tons of it if you have a fridge

    Quote Originally Posted by jellylegs2002
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    its just those random things

    !

    Marmite
    Marmite
    Marmite
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    Marmite
    Marmite


    NONE OF THAT:


    ELECTRICALS or ELECTRONICS NOT ON 110 volts

    Note that DR is not the jungle of Congo (Zaire)

    The Foreign Legion is not too far also these days. They still rescue the odd damsel in distress once in a while!

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    well u know the good old saying " u either love it or u hate it" well i totally HATE it, so i wont be needing to worry about that little problem!!

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    Just as well, then!

    BTW, the previous poster is mistaken about the fridge. Marmite does not need refrigeration until it has been opened. End of public service announcement.

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