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    Default Relocation Consultancy Services

    I was wondering if anyone knows of anyone or firm offering a relocation consultancy service in DR?

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    Heck, this whole board is sort of a relocation consultancy service!!

    Where you heading, when....??

    We can surely point you in the right direction...

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    Provide as much deail about your relocation as you can. Then sit back and wait for the replies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diyum View Post
    I was wondering if anyone knows of anyone or firm offering a relocation consultancy service in DR?
    We moved here from the UK in June 2006, so relatively recently by many standards, and we learn a little more every single day about life here. However, against all the recommendations of others and, due to the fact we arrived with our 5 dogs and 2 cats, we chose not to rent for the first 6 months or so, but bought a property straight away and have never regretted any of it for one moment. We still have enormous amounts to learn but may be able to offer some advice with regard to relocating to the DR .... no charge for the service either!!!!!!!! Just a sharing of experiences which we are happy to give if others can benefit.

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    Tell your story right here on dr1.

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    Thanks for your responses.........hopefully you might be able to answer some of questions.

    My wife and I have been researching various countries that we would like to relocate to, and have narrowed it down to DR.

    I've spent the last six weeks reading through the forums, sometimes very late into the evenings. I've read so much I'm getting confused and tired. Whilst I've learnt a lot I still have many questions that need answering. I will attempt to explain our current circumstances below and I'm hoping a good samaritan will offer us guidance.

    We've booked a two week trip next month to Punta Cana, staying at an IA. The general idea is to have a holiday and do a bit of research while we are there. We plan to visit Santo Domingo for 3 days to look around. The general idea is that if we like that we see, we will return in July (to Santo Domingo) and stay for a month. Following that we will visit a few more times and hopefully relocate in 18 months or less.

    We have two daughters, the eldest (who is at university) will be staying in the UK, the youngest who is 5 will be relocating with us if it all goes well. We're are both IT Consultants who can work remotely, so we won't be looking for employment (we hope to spend some of our time volunteering as well).

    Also, we may decide to rent for a couple of years so if it all goes wrong we won't have a property to worry about.

    My key concerns arise mainly from the fact that I'm disabled. I have limited walking ability and sometimes use a wheelchair for distances. Additionally, we speak very little Spanish (I'm frantically try to learn at the moment but it is a slow and arduous process).

    I have quite a lot of questions I need help answering. For instance, have we chosen the right areas to visit (in terms of access and ease of getting around)? Would we be better off in the North Coast? Where are the best international schools?

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    Look into Punta Cana. You have two good international schools to choose from there -- one operated by the people of Cap Cana, the Heritage School, and the other by the people of Grupo Punta Cana, and that is located in the Punta Cana Village.

    I don't think SD is an option for someone who has limited walking ability.

    I would look into getting a good Internet connection in Punta Cana and move there. It will be a paradise for a little girl.

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    At last! A definitive answer!

    Thanks :-)

    One question - we would like to be in an environment where we can meet and interact with the locals - would Punta Cana allow for this?

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    The DR is not really set up for someone with limited walking ability or a wheelchair. Buildings do not necessarily have wheelchair access, and street surfaces are quite rough sometimes. Having said that, if you do your research well, you will find an area that is suitable for you, just be prepared for local conditions. I agree with Dolores, Punta Cana is your best bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolores View Post
    Tell your story right here on dr1.
    Would love to relate some of our initial and ongoing experiences planning, moving and now living in the hills outside Sabaneta on the North Coast but to do justice to the tales it will probably have to wait until we get a cold, wet, windy day and I am stuck indoors with no yearning to go outside - so may be a long wait

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