Lol. Very true. Imagine the lawsuits that would be a-flying in a certian country north of here.
You make a good point !When it comes to social niceties many Dominicans are lacking. Basically, Dominican society and its culture has not influenced enough people to behave well enough to make these quotas disappear or be thought of.
Maria Im glad you bring this up and if I may do a bit of compare and contrast , I would like to refer to my first year in this country but specifically my first semana santa which I had no idea what it even was in those naive days except spanish easter.I have to say I'd take a group of drunk Dominicans any day over a group of drunk Americans or Russians. I'm always amazed when you go to a Dominican nightclub how everyone is so well behaved compared to other parts of the world. Dominicans are such terrible snobs about other Dominicans and often have this quaint idea that all foreigners are somehow more upmarket than they are.
I do get the "comelones" part, I can't believe how much food some people put away and can imagine that a group of Dominicans would probably get through a lot more food than other nationalities.
Yes Professor I learned this in my first semester 15 years ago although I did have to repeat a few grades lol.Atta Boy Luz
Yes, I think you'll find Dominicans are generally helpful.
Many have helped me....in one way or another
Like anywhere else - there are differences (classes, if you will) - pick & choose !
This season my wife and I did 4 AI hotels for a break from normal life. We have only a few guidelines.
#1 Check the dates. Never go on a weekend.
#2 Check DR holidays. Never ever go on a DR holiday.
#3 Check if its a long weekend running into your stay. Never, never, ever go on a DR long weekend.
After 15 years of doing this, Dominicans are up there with Russians and French Canadians as the most obnoxious tourist on earth. You can not please them and for gods sake never get between them and a bar or hot meal. It will just disappoint you.
Agree, except I would recommend getting out on Thursday. Friday the locals are there early to check in and start drinking. Even if the rooms are not ready they get a wrist band to start partying. And they have no respect for lines at the counter where you need to check out.............Totally agree. Check in Monday and out the door Friday or Saturday at latest. Avoid US and DR holidays. I loves me some retirement!
Kind of like spring break in Fla or Cancun, don't expect to find any pillars of society there eitherIf you head to Sosua Beach on this Easter weekend you will see the lowest form of Dominican behavior. From loud music to shouting & trash thrown about, to excess drinking to falling down status. How many Dominicans island-wide will drown is the questioned yet to be answered. Semana Santa is a poor holiday to be out. Why the resurrection of Christ is a reason for debauchery is a mystery.
When you are poor and of poor education it seems being loud and drunk on the cheapest of booze and maybe drugs too is the way to "show-off".