Santiago through Chip's Lens

Chip

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Her's some pictures for all:

Construction going on in my neighboorhood in front of my house in Gurabo:



In the back of my house:





A day at the beach with the girls:



And me trying to decidce if I'm going to work, play the xbox or post on DR1, hmmm.....

 

Chip

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Did you gain weight? mucho arroz y habichuelas? huh;)
I personally think it's the "jumbo" a day because everybody tells me I eat little compared to the Dominican guys. Also, when I go back to the States for work every so often I pick up a couple of pounds from eating all of the junk over there - it's no wonder we Americans are becoming obese with the portions they serve - I rarely finish what they give me. It could be too that I'm not a spring chicken at 42, haha but I'm a fighting it, I go to the gym twice a week but maybe 4 times a week would be better!
 

AZB

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Chip only looks heavy in pictures, in real life, he is fit.
Nice pictures chips.
AZB
 

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I personally think it's the "jumbo" a day because everybody tells me I eat little compared to the Dominican guys. Also, when I go back to the States for work every so often I pick up a couple of pounds from eating all of the junk over there - it's no wonder we Americans are becoming obese with the portions they serve - I rarely finish what they give me. It could be too that I'm not a spring chicken at 42, haha but I'm a fighting it, I go to the gym twice a week but maybe 4 times a week would be better!
i HOPE I didn't offend you, I remember how u said your wife calls you "xxx seco" remember? and I had seen u in another picture looking much thinner but this is a better look.
 

Chip

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i HOPE I didn't offend you, I remember how u said your wife calls you "xxx seco" remember? and I had seen u in another picture looking much thinner but this is a better look.
No offense taken, I am what I am, feo! hahahaha
 

Chip

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Here some more pictures I took today:

One of my best friends Javier and his lovely wife Cristina:



A new commercial plaza right in front of the neighbood entrance:



The road going to my daughters school and the Tourist Highway:



Holy Trinity School:



A little girl at the local grocery store:



Some friends at the local grocery store:



Some friends at the local farmacy:



A local motoconcho frien of mine "Tony" who has the thickest country acccent I have ever heard from San Jose De La Mata:



Some friends at the local Supermarket:

 
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No offense taken, I am what I am, feo! hahahaha
yes chip you are my friend , but I certainly dont take offense, when you call yourself ugly ha ha ha ha....

I might take it if you called ME ugly, when in fact i am MONSTROUSLY wapo!!!!!!!! ha ha ha ha

bob
 

Chip

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La 27 pa' Tamboril, what traffic!:



Some friends at the local hardware store:



Supermecado Nacional:



La 27 at E. Sadhala with the new fangled timers:



A good Mexican restauramnt in Los Jardines "Algo Mexicano":



Good chicken sandwhiches, especially with a Presidente:



Kids playing basketball in a park in Los Jardines:



Metro Station:



Jodenorte:



Ayuntanamiento:

 

Chip

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Nice highrise condos:



Jodetel:



La Union Medica:



A nice Commercial Plaza on JP Duarte pa' Moca:



Helados Bon on JP Duarte:




I only had a slight problem when I was at the Supermecado Nacional and the head of security told me I couldn't shoot photos. For all you out there that think the DR is racist - they are not mostly - just classisits! I'm as white as I come and I was in a nice long sleeve shirt and jeans but made the fatal mistake of going out in the motoi' - hence the knee jerk reaction to stop me. He said no pictures are allowed where I responded "hey this is a free country isn't it?" and he say "not in this parking lot" I then responded, "Hey I was just taking a couple of photos as recuerdos for some friends". Stiill he said it is not permissible. Finally I sadi "Hey look bud, I do most of my shopping here and it ain't peanuts, would like you like to guess how much I spend on a weekly basis?" Whereupon he finally softens up and says I can talk with the manager and he's sure that he will let me take the photos.

If they only would run the damn country the way they do their supermarkets(with respect to following the law) things would get better, oh well.
 

NALs

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If they only would run the damn country the way they do their supermarkets(with respect to following the law) things would get better, oh well.
Indeed!

Private property is private property, what can anyone do! :cheeky:

You know Chip, you could had taken the photos from the sidewalk since they are public property rather than the "private open to the public" parking lot.

Just a reminder, remember that government, military, airports, etc are not suppose to be photographed. Yes, I know people take pictures of them all the time, especially the airports, but be aware that authorities do have the right to confiscate the camera from anyone caught taking a photo of those places.

Just a reminder.

Oh yes, those are some good shots you guys are posting!

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Indeed!

Private property is private property, what can anyone do! :cheeky:

You know Chip, you could had taken the photos from the sidewalk since they are public property rather than the "private open to the public" parking lot.

Just a reminder, remember that government, military, airports, etc are not suppose to be photographed. Yes, I know people take pictures of them all the time, especially the airports, but be aware that authorities do have the right to confiscate the camera from anyone caught taking a photo of those places.

Just a reminder.

Oh yes, those are some good shots you guys are posting!

-NALs
yeah i found out at JFK in the new terminal...I took some on my first trip through it...but the second trip an army guy in fatigues with an M-16 came over to me and said "STOP THAT"........I asked"is the gun loaded".....he didnt like that question ha ha ha

bob

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Chip, where's your helmet. ooppss, I forgot. You're dominican now..

zeus (cibaen~o.
 

Chip

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Speaking of Santiago, I have noticed that many business are open until 9 pm on the weekdays, so now it is possible to see many people out and about downtown. I believe it should be relativley safe up to that hour.

Also, a lot of business are opening now on Sunday.

Santiago is truly progressing. I think I will post a few pictures from Camp Davis this pm.

ciao de Los Treinta
 

Chip

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AZB tu comiendo como un rey y yo comiendo disparates aqui en Boston!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If disparates are the typically fare gringos eat at lunch I'm with you. Every time I go back to the States I have to eat that crap and I end up gaining 5 lbs. If it weren't for the Dominican restaurants that I eat at 5 days out of the week I would probably gain 10 lbs.

Que viva la bandera Dominicana con una fria y aguacate!!!!!!
 

Chip

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Hopefully I can get some more pics today when I go out. The problem with getting fotos of unknown people(like Santiagueras) is that I don't like to stand out so much like a tourist by taking photos... it blows my pobre diablo rubio que vende chucheria cover you know. :)

However, it wil be a different story when I get my new cell phone on my next trip back to the States next month.

BTW, does anybody in santiago know where I can get a good used Nokia N93 in country????
 

Chip

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A nice house in Los Llanos



A field of plastano on Las Los Rieles



Looking across a field from Los Rieles to Cerro Hermoso



Aguacate a 20 pesos - deje el relajo!



Dos Santiagueras en La 27



Looking at the lomita of the Cerros de Gurabo from Ave Texas



Immigration office



Aguacate a 30 pesos - que me de tres!



Vehicle entrance to Jose Maria Cabral Hospital on the Sabana Larga



Public Entrance

 

Chip

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Two doctors chilling out



A doctor and an admistrator at the hospital eating lunch



El Leon Jimenez Museum



Pictures of stuff on sale in museum



Pictures of stuff on sale in museum



Pictures of stuff on sale in museum



Attendant at museum



Making world class cigars



Selling world class cigars at gringo prices



MAR this is for you:

Breakfast: plastano con juevos RD30
Lunch: Arroz, habichuela, carne, ensalad y aguacate RD 50
Dinner: Plastano con salami RD30
Barrigita: RD800 al mes para el ginasio!