Hello and where are the bars?

Firefan

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Hello all!
I have been lurking here since I arrived about a month ago, and learned a lot from the boards, so thought it would be time for my first post.
I am a 30tish Scandinavien single expat male working here in Santo Domingo for a multinational company. I have started my Spanish lessons but certainly need more studying there - I can expect to stay up to 4 years+ so hope the new lingo will penetrate my thick head sooner or later :nervous: .
I have lived and worked in multiple developing countries in both Asia and Africa.
Meanwhile it would be great to meet some English speaking and like minded people here - be it in some good bars (any recommendations? Can be hang out style bar run by some foreigner and frequented by some of you guys) or elsewhere.
Also noted the Easter bash in Sousha which might be a good chance for me to meet some of the DR1 crowd.
Cheers! FF
 

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You might want to PM Voyager. He is another Scandinavian, not in the DR at present, but visits frequently & always Santo Domingo. And if you do contact him, tell him about your job........because he's looking to move here.
 

gringito

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Lambada said:
You might want to PM Voyager. He is another Scandinavian, not in the DR at present, but visits frequently & always Santo Domingo. And if you do contact him, tell him about your job........because he's looking to move here.

Born in the U.S., raised in Oslo and live 50% in Santo Domingo. And I know the bars. I am arriving Wednesday or Thursday to SDQ. I'll pm you my number and we'll get together.
 

Firefan

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Voyager

Sounds great! - first beers on me!
No work or travelling for me this weekend - so am certainly up for seeing town! :classic: Any other like minded pub crawl participants for this weekend just throw me a PM.

Voyager; read a few of your previous posts - send me a PM next time you are in the area.

Cheers!
 

gringito

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Firefan and Robert

Firefan said:
Sounds great! - first beers on me!
No work or travelling for me this weekend - so am certainly up for seeing town! :classic: Any other like minded pub crawl participants for this weekend just throw me a PM.

Voyager; read a few of your previous posts - send me a PM next time you are in the area.

Cheers!
a.

It will be a pleasure to know you both. And I am buying. We'll start at the lobby bar at the Melia, then we'll take my car to Punto y 'Corcho and hang with Javier for a bit. then, we will hit the real bars. I look forward to it.

Regards
 

Voyager

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Lambada said:
You might want to PM Voyager. He is another Scandinavian, not in the DR at present, but visits frequently & always Santo Domingo. And if you do contact him, tell him about your job........because he's looking to move here.


"Lambada", you are a sweetheart!!! Thanks for thinking of me!
 

Voyager

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Firefan said:
Voyager; read a few of your previous posts - send me a PM next time you are in the area.

Cheers!

Hej "Firefan"!

I am UN-GODLY jealous of you!!! Aaarrrgghhh!!!! And it appears that you didn't even know Spanish when you got the assignment for Santo Domingo!

I will probably arrive to Santo Domingo just before mid-April. Exact dates remain to be confirmed. I'll PM you my details.

It would really be great to meet! I am very curious to learn your story!

Just one question right now: Which Scandinavian country are you from? Let me venture a wild guess: I think you are Swedish! (I have this gut-feeling about that...) Did I win myself a beer now?

By the way, I was born in Gothenburg!

Best Wishes,
"Voyager" (aka John)
 

Firefan

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Am certainly not complaining! ;)
I have PMed the 2 interested in pubcrawl. Suggest we do it this Friday. We can then repeat it Saturday should we have the energy ;).
Also suggest we include a bit of casino+cigar.
PIB/BOK would be a pleasure to meet you too - let us know when you are back from the dark Africa! (I lived there myself for 2 years).
Cheers! FF
 

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Would love to join in as well ;)

Hi Folks,

I would also love to join in and see some faces from DR1. I'm a 33 year old German bloke who lives in Zona Colonial and love a good night out.

As I don't know who to PM anymore please contact me with the details where and who if you don't mind, thanks.

Stefan
 

Naufrago

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Boys night out? Is this a private party? Where do you think you'll start your debauchery? Maybe I could get in a couple of drinks before crawling home to the ball-and-chain.
 

Firefan

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Will throw you a PM but we will kick of at Melia lobby bar. Will have more details on Friday!
 

gringito

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Boys Night Out!

Firefan said:
Will throw you a PM but we will kick of at Melia lobby bar. Will have more details on Friday!

I like this. Things are shaping up into a regular pub crawl. And now we're doing cigars too? Do you guys know Punto y Corcho? We will take no prisoners.
 

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gringito said:
I like this. Things are shaping up into a regular pub crawl. And now we're doing cigars too? Do you guys know Punto y Corcho? We will take no prisoners.

On Lincoln, or should I say Plaza Andalucia.

Haven't been in their for a while.
If I remember, isn't that the place with the large lounge chairs upstairs?
 

gringito

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Robert said:
On Lincoln, or should I say Plaza Andalucia.

Haven't been in their for a while.
If I remember, isn't that the place with the large lounge chairs upstairs?

On Lincoln and it is a combo bar and liquor store. A private club but everyone is welcome. The main level has hightops on the right side by the bar and the left side is lowtops. The restrooms and a large meeting romm is downstairs. It is a very cool "old money" place. Tourists don't go there. I love it!
 

Firefan

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Boys night out

Sounds great. It makes me wonder whether I have missed a sticky or a good thread somewhere describing all the better bars and dance places in town. I remember finding only a few threads mostly describing loud latino music dance places (yeah - I know that is the general standard ;) ).

If no clear FAQ/thread on bars/dance places we might make one based on the joint knowledge of the boys-night-out-club (BNOC) ;) On the other hand we might end up too drunk to remember any of the places we went... :ermm:
 

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Firefan said:
Am certainly not complaining! ;)
Suggest we do it this Friday. We can then repeat it Saturday should we have the energy ;).
Also suggest we include a bit of casino+cigar.
I arrive in the DR on Friday. Could someone post (or PM) the details. I'm not sure if I will be sober enough on Friday to attend (I usually arrive drunk and I'm staying about 1/2 hour from the Capitol). But I'm definitely up for Saturday. I'll bring the cigars.
 

Firefan

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Boys night out tonight!

Well a lot of PMs later we are a few guys going out tonight to see a bit of town. There might also be a pub crawl in the cards for tomorrow (Sat) eve as a few have other obligations tonight.
Anybody wanting to join tonight just send me a PM during today/early eve for details.
Cheers! Ben