Only in DR....

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After three days driving around the island I found the first speed limit sign, it won be there next time as Dominican people steal the traffic signs to sell it like junk metal in order to make some money for the living...
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This is the renewed road between Mao and Santiago Rodriguez.

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Dominican York's house in Santiago.
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People who speaks English in DR afford to buy a house like this.

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Or maybe a man in the government can live like this!
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Santiago city.

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Almost have an accident, I saw the red light when I was half way crossing on red the interception.
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Av. 27 de Febrero Las Colinas Santiago.

I shut the picture the second time I passed thru there!

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I like this, if need something just call the grocery store and they will deliver anything to you...
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But you better be careful, when driving or walking theses guys ride like crazy.

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Metro Bus station in Santiago.
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Transporte Espinal Bus station in Santiago.
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Caribe tours Bus station in Santiago.
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Another bus on the road!
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Public transport from POP/ Santiago.
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Public transport from Santiago/ Mao.
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Santiago public transportation OMSA.
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Thank you for sharing your pictures. You have a good representation of how a Dominican spends time when returning home for vacation.
 

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Dominican country side style power line isolator...
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Growing goats in the back yard of the house.
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And the chickens!
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To take care of the farm nothing better than three Viralata dogs.
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Pictures taken at my uncle Pablo's house in Moca!

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The security guy of my rented SUV, he was sleeping under the vehicle during my vacation at the parking lot of my mother's house.
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Smarty pant coche tour guy at El Monumento Santiago, the American flag made me go for him!
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Arrasa con to' recycling metals in the DR, this truck buy all kind of junk metals.
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Making a living selling fruits on the side of the road.
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The mope ran out of gasoline and need to be towed to the next gas station.
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Excellent photos of the 'real' DR bachata.
Hoping you have plenty more to share???
 

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Let's see: I'm an average Dominican and so too is all my family in the DR. So we always lived like this and have yet to notice???

I have to agree with Pichardo. Im not Dominican, but my whole family in law is, besides that I know a lot of Dominicans from high, middle and low-middle class and I hardly know anyone that lives like that.

The average Dominican is not the poor Dominican you see everywhere in the streets. The average Dominican is working at that time, so that's why you dont see them walking around in their barrios having all the time of the world (and that's why they are not poor).
 

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My wife at the new Sirena Santiago.
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If I win this car I'll take a plane right way!
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When I showed theses pictures to my coworkers they said that's Wall Mart!
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Same brand names tools in W. M. stores here in US
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The only different is that making a minumum wage of 300. Dollars a month would be hard to afford those prices as they are about the same as here in the US.
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Nice store!

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Rich Dominicans on their way to Jarabacoa on Sunday morning.
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That's me they let show up on the Harley D.
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Nice bike!
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Landing in Costambar Puerto Plata with the whole family Mother,wife, daughters and grand kids.
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Enjoying the the warm water of the Atlantic.
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Malecon PP, I had a feeling of freedom.
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That guy who's supposedly 95 years old looks in amazing good shape for his age. Goes to show you money doesn't necessarily buy health. You guys are a good looking family (Too bad you're Perredeista...but I won't hold that against you). You're going to have to swat away the boys that are going to be after your daughter...wait did you say grandkids? Anyhow looks like you enjoyed yourself and that's what counts.
 

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I have to agree with Pichardo. Im not Dominican, but my whole family in law is, besides that I know a lot of Dominicans from high, middle and low-middle class and I hardly know anyone that lives like that.

The average Dominican is not the poor Dominican you see everywhere in the streets. The average Dominican is working at that time, so that's why you dont see them walking around in their barrios having all the time of the world (and that's why they are not poor).
My wife said I made a mistake, I should have said the majority Dominican poor people lives like this.
Not the average.

My poor English!

Will be back tomorrow with more, time to work.

JJ