I just returned from trips to Santo Domingo (visa renewal for my wife to the US and license renewal for me were both doen in two days) and Jarabacoa (sold a small house we had there). My wife and I were both happy to return to Cabarete. Neither of us could stand to live in Santo Domingo and Jarabacoa, while a nice place to visit and where she was born, neither of us like it there for more than a day at a time. As for the Expat fatigue in the DR, we just take a trip out from time to time. Last month we did one of those trips for 3 weeks.