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    Post What to pack?

    Will be moving to the DR in the next few months, wondering what those of you who have already moved can give me some insight as to what you wished you had brought and what you should have left.. trying to cut down on packing.

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    Welcome

    Where are you coming from? It may be easier if you write a list of those items you need in your life back home (couldn't live without!) and then ask whether you can purchase them in the DR?

    It really depends person to person I think

    Which part of the island are you moving to?
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    What to pack?

    Need answers to the following questions then you will receive more detailed information.

    Is your stay longterm?

    Are you a citizen or legal resident?

    How many members in your household?

    Where do you plan to settle?

    Can you live in an area with frequent power interruptions, sporadic water, distribution, and limited transport.

    Are you renting, leasing, or buying?

    If you are renting or leasing, do you want a furnished household or unfurnished?

    If you are buying do you intend to purchase furnishings here?

    Will you depend on personal transport or public transport?

    A little background information regarding the above questions may help the forum provide a proper advice to you.

    Regards,
    PJT

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    Default things I wish I brought....

    If you wear contacts, bring plenty of contact solution. Not only is it hard to find here, but the way it is priced, you would think you are buying liquid gold!

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    Good bed linen and towels and wash clothes should be on the list to bring.

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    While responding, I remembered that there had been a good thread on this last year and, much to my amazement, I quickly found it in the archives http://www.dr1.com/forums/showthread...=sheets+towels

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    Default What to pack?

    In answer to some of the questions, Yes, it will be a long term stay,
    Not a legal resident or citizen, 2 people in household, Will be in the Sosua/Cabarete area, have a condo furniture and appliances will need upgrading, and for now will be using public transportation.

    Thanks for the link on the towels and sheets also...
    Spicedwine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spicedwine
    In answer to some of the questions, Yes, it will be a long term stay,
    Not a legal resident or citizen, 2 people in household, Will be in the Sosua/Cabarete area, have a condo furniture and appliances will need upgrading, and for now will be using public transportation.
    Public transportation is good. My wife and I have been living here without a car for 20 years. We live in Sosua and will be glad to pass on some tips on using public transportation in place of a car.

    Between Sosua, Puerto Plata and Santiago you can get most appliances and you are better off getting your furniture here. There are a number of threads in the archives on where to get furniture, either purchased from a store or made by a factory.

    If my wife and I can help you in any way, PM me for our phone number and email address.

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    Default Public Transportation

    Ken

    I will be visiting (for about the 10th time) and staying for the first time in an apartment that is removed from the town (Sosua) for about 3-4 weeks.

    I'm very interested to know the best way to travel with public transportation. I have used the bus/cab for 25 peso going from POP to Sosua.

    I'm interested in coming from let's say the hills of Sosua to the town and back. Can I hire a taxi and for how much? Or what do you suggest.

    Thanks for any info.
    Ro

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    Default Kitchen appliances?

    Im in the same boat as the OP... and getting nervous and excited.

    This may seem somewhat frivolous, but will I be able to find a decent and affordable blender down there? (I seem to remember some post about a bar on the north coast unable to make Margaritas...)

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