The future of Sosua

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Yep.
That last batch of posts told me such a lot about the future of Sosua that I can throw away my crystal ball..
Very helpful guys....
It is my sincere hope that the future of Sosua is with the locals. That the filth that has teamed up to pillage that town over the past 2 decades cease and desist. That the municipal officials grow spines and contribute to growth and development towards a clean, new, refreshing tourist environment. That the perversion, drugs and prostitution retreat to the barrios from which they came. We know the puntos And the whores will go on. Let's keep it under the radar like most of the country. Maybe families will be able to eat on Clisante without being pimped for fake Viagra. Maybe a shred of decency. Maybe some Dominican pride. Maybe the element can retreat to Boca Chica.

That said, next would be the wildood nj, seaside NJ tired strip of Cab and the lambón surfs up bruhs that don't contribute to the local economy other than padding the accounts of sankys and dime bad dealers. Maybe they find a way to collect the garbage. Maybe they clean up the disgusting eyesore of callejon, the dice games where the players shout out the worst Dominican curse words imagined. Maybe put rents in line instead of ripping off folks that have no idea that you don't pay 650 dollars to live on a drug, pap and herpes infected street.

or maybe I wake up in Zurich with 2 million bucks in my hand. Oh well.
 

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Once beautiful Cities , all over the world, ( look at examples in the USA of recent ) are very quickly turning into ISHT Holes , with Violence, Mayhem, Anarchy, Homelessness, Unemployment , rampant Crime , just the worst things imaginable are happening. .. all at the same time .
and we are seeing that it does not take much to set it off.

And yet here some of you guys are thinking Sosua , of all places , will be magically reborn , to be better than ever before ..
whee Families stroll in peace .. having the Vacation of their Life...

Wow, those sure are some amazing Dreams ..
 

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It is my sincere hope that the future of Sosua is with the locals. That the filth that has teamed up to pillage that town over the past 2 decades cease and desist. That the municipal officials grow spines and contribute to growth and development towards a clean, new, refreshing tourist environment. That the perversion, drugs and prostitution retreat to the barrios from which they came. We know the puntos And the whores will go on. Let's keep it under the radar like most of the country. Maybe families will be able to eat on Clisante without being pimped for fake Viagra. Maybe a shred of decency. Maybe some Dominican pride. Maybe the element can retreat to Boca Chica.

That said, next would be the wildood nj, seaside NJ tired strip of Cab and the lambón surfs up bruhs that don't contribute to the local economy other than padding the accounts of sankys and dime bad dealers. Maybe they find a way to collect the garbage. Maybe they clean up the disgusting eyesore of callejon, the dice games where the players shout out the worst Dominican curse words imagined. Maybe put rents in line instead of ripping off folks that have no idea that you don't pay 650 dollars to live on a drug, pap and herpes infected street.

or maybe I wake up in Zurich with 2 million bucks in my hand. Oh well.
I think 2 million is not enough in Zuerich anymore to come in and live a luxurious life there. Maybe 25 years ago.

Poor Sosua. Gets a lot of bad rap on dr1. It has a competitor en Boca Chica. I don’t think these places will change much now.
 

ramesses

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Once beautiful Cities , all over the world, ( look at examples in the USA of recent ) are very quickly turning into ISHT Holes , with Violence, Mayhem, Anarchy, Homelessness, Unemployment , rampant Crime , just the worst things imaginable are happening. .. all at the same time .
and we are seeing that it does not take much to set it off.

And yet here some of you guys are thinking Sosua , of all places , will be magically reborn , to be better than ever before ..
whee Families stroll in peace .. having the Vacation of their Life...

Wow, those sure are some amazing Dreams ..
Lots of people with lots of money invested in something that should never have been invested in. Now they are trying to recoup. When one is desperate, dreams are all one has.
 
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I think 2 million is not enough in Zuerich anymore to come in and live a luxurious life there. Maybe 25 years ago.

Poor Sosua. Gets a lot of bad rap on dr1. It has a competitor en Boca Chica. I don’t think these places will change much now.
Ah, Boca Chica, jewel of the east
 

ctrob

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Once beautiful Cities , all over the world, ( look at examples in the USA of recent ) are very quickly turning into ISHT Holes , with Violence, Mayhem, Anarchy, Homelessness, Unemployment , rampant Crime , just the worst things imaginable are happening. .. all at the same time .
and we are seeing that it does not take much to set it off.

And yet here some of you guys are thinking Sosua , of all places , will be magically reborn , to be better than ever before ..
whee Families stroll in peace .. having the Vacation of their Life...

Wow, those sure are some amazing Dreams ..

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

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chico bill

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Lots of people with lots of money invested in something that should never have been invested in. Now they are trying to recoup. When one is desperate, dreams are all one has.
True - this Covid has collapsed a lot of getaway dreams.

Many businesses will never recover and ask yourself would you want to invest (buy property) in Sosua knowing that you could be stuck after the next fabricated pandemic comes - when your lifestyle was supposed to allow you to periodically return to your original country to see family, friends or attend to other business ?
I think being able to evacuate in a pack suitcase and run will be the modus operandi going forward for expats and a pricey automobile or a large villa or condo, with significant monthly maintenance fees, definitely is something that could keep you stuck 'in Paradise Island" longer than you care to stay or represent a loss of your retirement nest egg. Many eggs have made omelettes here.

Of the businesses that have closed and owners left, and I know of two restaurant/bars for certain - who is going to come to invest and reopen those shuttered facilities ?
I applaud the business that remain and are surviving, but you would have to be an absolute moron to come into the DR as an expat and think you were going to reinvent the wheel and make a good living with a bar or restaurant - you would likely make less than a decent looking street chica
 
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True - this Covid has collapsed a lot of getaway dreams.

Many businesses will never recover and ask yourself would you want to invest (buy property) in Sosua knowing that you could be stuck after the next fabricated pandemic comes - when your lifestyle was supposed to allow you to periodically return to your original country to see family, friends or attend to other business ?
I think being able to evacuate in a pack suitcase and run will be the modus operandi going forward for expats and a pricey automobile or a large villa or condo, with significant monthly maintenance fees, definitely is something that could keep you stuck 'in Paradise Island" longer than you care to stay or represent a loss of your retirement nest egg. Many eggs have made omelettes here.

Of the businesses that have closed and owners left, and I know of two restaurant/bars for certain - who is going to come to invest and reopen those shuttered facilities ?
I applaud the business that remain and are surviving, but you would have to be an absolute moron to come into the DR as an expat and think you were going to reinvent the wheel and make a good living with a bar or restaurant - you would likely make less than a decent looking street chica
How bout a food truck