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- Jan 20, 2003
How many foreigners actually visit any neighborhood, much less a poor neighborhood, anywhere in the DR?In many low income areas, a Dominicana using a foreigner for money while she has a local Dominican boyfriend(s) is quite common as I've said. This doesn't make it socially acceptable in the DR, but doesn't mean that it doesn't exist either.
Hint: The vast majority of foreigners that vacation in the DR never leave the tourist area they stay in, not even in one of those guided tours. With that said, neighborhoods like Los Charamicos in Sosúa is probably one of the few neighborhoods that receive a sizeable visit by foreigners, but that's because it's very close to where they stay. Foreigners are not going to neighborhoods all over the country in large numbers unless you're counting Haitians. Them and Venezuelans are probably the most acquainted with Dominican neighborhoods. The typical gringo that steps in the DR? Not so much.