Expats Living in the DR

As an expat living at least 3 months every year in the DR, how would you rate your experience?

  • Very Good

    Votes: 9 34.6%
  • Good

    Votes: 11 42.3%
  • Fair

    Votes: 5 19.2%
  • Bad

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Very Bad

    Votes: 1 3.8%

  • Total voters
    26

NALs

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An interesting video was posted a few days ago about expats in the DR and what several of them have to say about living in the DR. Hence the poll.

 

aarhus

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If you want to just eat, drink and enjoy the sun and the abundance of tropical fruit. If you can afford that. It’s amazing.
 

windeguy

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The video does demonstrate what I have seen over the past 20 years as the north coast has transitioned from tourism to more expats.

(Canada was treated as two different countries - :unsure::love:)

Where did the Dutch go? You know the ones from Holland or the Netherlands or whatever it is called, so confusing, and a German is actually interviewed.
 
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aarhus

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The video does demonstrate what I have seen over the past 20 years as the north coast has transitioned from tourism to more expats.

(Canada was treated as two different countries - :unsure::love:)
Is that only on the North Coast then ? It doesn’t seem to be the case anywhere else in the DR.
 

windeguy

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Is that only on the North Coast then ? It doesn’t seem to be the case anywhere else in the DR.
Yes: I think so, but I have little knowledge of what is going on in Punta Cana other than what I see in the news.


The north coast in specific lost tourists and many flights to POP as Punta Cana dominated and took over the tourism and far more easy flights,
Cause and effect because of Punta Cana's many AI resorts and other developments down south.

And then with the Wuhan Flu, many people came to escape the nonsense in the USA and Canada.
More Americans are coming than previously to retires and/or be snowbirds.

And those expats are still coming as is demonstrated in this video.
 

johne

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I could not think of a place that I would like less than the north coast (with a horde of ex-pats) to live in, retire in or visit. :cool:
 
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windeguy

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I could not think of a place that I would like less than the north coast (with a horde of ex-pats) to live in, retire in or visit. :cool:
My wife and I like it just fine and dandy, but then we hate Santo Domingo and would very much find the Florida Flat of Punta Cana just not at all to our liking. Even being from Jarabacoa, she doesn't take kindly to being there very long. So here we are on the north coast.
 

windeguy

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I could not think of a place that I would like less than the north coast (with a horde of ex-pats) to live in, retire in or visit. :cool:
And furthermore, the terrain of the north coast is far better for me than other locations in the DR. The people where I live I have always been able to ignore, for the most part. Same as when I lived in California. I really liked the area I was in there, but the douche bag liberals had to be ignored.
 

windeguy

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For the OP, I don't think of an expat as someone who spends part of their time in the DR.
A person who is here 3 to 6 months in the winter is a snowbird who probably avoids the inconvenience of being here legally.

Expatriates are those the live outside their home country.
 

johne

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My wife and I like it just fine and dandy, but then we hate Santo Domingo and would very much find the Florida Flat of Punta Cana just not at all to our liking. Even being from Jarabacoa, she doesn't take kindly to being there very long. So here we are on the north coast.
Take no personal offense wind. To each his own. We know your hatred for SD...Enjoy your life as you please.
 
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johne

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And furthermore, the terrain of the north coast is far better for me than other locations in the DR. The people where I live I have always been able to ignore, for the most part. Same as when I lived in California. I really liked the area I was in there, but the douche bag liberals had to be ignored.
You ignore" them? I could clearly see it the other way around. (LOL).No offense as all is fine and dandy with you and wifiy and dats all that counts.
 
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johne

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For the OP, I don't think of an expat as someone who spends part of their time in the DR.
A person who is here 3 to 6 months in the winter is a snowbird who probably avoids the inconvenience of being here legally.

Expatriates are those the live outside their home country.
And SHAME on him. Seriously, keep your nose clean and your boots polished and every thing will come up roses.
 
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ever since Elvis closed his establishment and few other good restaurants closed, Cab has lost its luster. I do like restaurant Bliss.
 

Fulano2

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The video does demonstrate what I have seen over the past 20 years as the north coast has transitioned from tourism to more expats.

(Canada was treated as two different countries - :unsure::love:)

Where did the Dutch go? You know the ones from Holland or the Netherlands or whatever it is called, so confusing, and a German is actually interviewed.
It’s The Netherlands, our language is Dutch, Holland is only two provinces, one were The Hague (must ring you a bell), and Rotterdam is.
The other Holland is were Amsterdam is situated.
Dutch is not Deutsch, the German word for the German language.

So take some time to learn this, if you wish.
 

NALs

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It’s The Netherlands, our language is Dutch, Holland is only two provinces, one were The Hague (must ring you a bell), and Rotterdam is.
The other Holland is were Amsterdam is situated.
Dutch is not Deutsch, the German word for the German language.

So take some time to learn this, if you wish.
You know for many Dominicans all of The Netherlands is Holanda but, for many Dominicans all of the USA is Nueba Yol, all of the DR is Santo Domingo, etc.

If some expats are starting to call all of The Netherlands Holland, consider it must be effects from the Dominican water (when they get it, lol.)
 

bob saunders

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It’s The Netherlands, our language is Dutch, Holland is only two provinces, one were The Hague (must ring you a bell), and Rotterdam is.
The other Holland is were Amsterdam is situated.
Dutch is not Deutsch, the German word for the German language.

So take some time to learn this, if you wish.
lowland Germans, LOL. Lots of both in my ancestry. Dey, kersenaar, van Buskirk, Ellis, Jacobus, Baard, Ackkerman...etc.
 

Fulano2

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You know for many Dominicans all of The Netherlands is Holanda but, for many Dominicans all of the USA is Nueba Yol, all of the DR is Santo Domingo, etc.

If some expats are starting to call all of The Netherlands Holland, consider it must be effects from the Dominican water (when they get it, lol.)
It is confusing I think.
Paises Bajos, but when you speak about the people you should say correctly neerlandeses, not holandeses and the language neerlandés not holandés.
But I think they became synonyms.
 
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Fulano2

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lowland Germans, LOL. Lots of both in my ancestry. Dey, kersenaar, van Buskirk, Ellis, Jacobus, Baard, Ackkerman...etc.
Would that be “Ackerman”? I had a friend who had that last name, from the north of the Netherlands with the German border.