What country will the DR be similar to?

In five years the DR will be similar to


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Lucifer

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Could have fooled me. There are hundreds walking in the morning and evening when I go for my walks. Lots running and biking as well.
It's impossible to see that from Connecticut, where Nal's romanticized view of the D.R. and its people is born.
I mean, he once quipped that Rainieri discovered Punta Cana.
 
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aarhus

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It's impossible to see that from Connecticut, where Nal's romanticized view of the D.R. and its people is born.
I mean, he once quipped that Rainieri discovered Punta Cana.
yeah I also see Dominicans walking for exercise and have seen it in Santo Domingo a lot and in Las Terrenas if I am up that early. Dominicans are more careful though than tourists about walking in the sun in the middle of the day.
 
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NALs

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Could have fooled me. There are hundreds walking in the morning and evening when I go for my walks. Lots running and biking as well.
The Parque Mirador del Sur gets packed with walkers, joggers, byciclists every morning and evenings. Ever since the park was created in the 1970's they close the avenue that cross its length and before José Francisco Peña Gómez administration added more trees to the park thst now makes many areas seem more like a forest than a park. My first photo there was in the early 1980's, way before most expats here knew the DR existed, That doesn't mean that Dominicans like to walk.
 
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NALs

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It's impossible to see that from Connecticut, where Nal's romanticized view of the D.R. and its people is born.
I mean, he once quipped that Rainieri discovered Punta Cana.
Lol, DR1 will never change.
 

NALs

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yeah I also see Dominicans walking for exercise and have seen it in Santo Domingo a lot and in Las Terrenas if I am up that early. Dominicans are more careful though than tourists about walking in the sun in the middle of the day.
I have also seen many Dominicans walking, jogging, etc at the Central Park in Santiago along the malecón in Puerto Plata and many other places. Yet, Dominicans don't like to walk. Perhaps it's something too complicated for some here.
 

Naked_Snake

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I have also seen many Dominicans walking, jogging, etc at the Central Park in Santiago along the malecón in Puerto Plata and many other places. Yet, Dominicans don't like to walk. Perhaps it's something too complicated for some here.
The fact that Santo Domingo is not a pedestrian friendly city only complicates more an already complicated picture. But in general I agree with you, I have seen people take public cars to traverse ridiculously short distances that could be perfectly made by walking them.
 

NALs

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And what does that have anything to do with hotels, pray tell. Please stick to the conversation. Haha..size is Not everything.
You could of said "I don't have anything to say." Much shorter and to the point.
 
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NALs

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No, rather anyone that thinks a better education is the panacea for a better country should look how much better or worst are other better educated countries with a similar or the same cultural affinities as the DR.

This thinking kind of reminds me of some people who say that if the DR would had been colonized by Britain it would had been a better and wealthier country. While focus in countries like Australia, Canada, the USA, etc gives that impression, in reality countries that were part of the British Empire are considerably poorer than the DR. Even places like Jamaica, which is better than most countries that emerged from the former British Empire and is much closer to the DR than say Canada in terms to how the society functions, the DR itself is better off than them. Lets not even talk about countries like Kenya, Nigeria, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and other countries from the former British Empire that would be more likely for the DR to resemble had it too been colonized by the English, given those are much closer to typical countries that emerged from that empire than say Australia. Countries that emerged from the Spanish Empire are much better than those from the British Empire and, in fact, the DR is better off than those typical countries minus a handful.
Tonight I stumbled on these two maps looking for something else. How convenient. lol

The first one is of countries that got their independence from the UK. There is one error in showing the flag of the DR for Dominica, but that mistake is easily understood.

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Nadie21

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You could of said "I don't have anything to say." Much shorter and to the point.
could’ve, Nals, could’ve…
Tonight I stumbled on these two maps looking for something else. How convenient. lol

The first one is of countries that got their independence from the UK. There is one error in showing the flag of the DR for Dominica, but that mistake is easily understood.

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I think the big question psychologically is Why did you feel the need to put this out? What possible reason.? very needy of you. NALS.. We get it - you are the believer who thinks DR is pretty perfect as is.
 

CristoRey

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I think the big question psychologically is Why did you feel the need to put this out? What possible reason.? very needy of you. NALS.. We get it - you are the believer who thinks DR is pretty perfect as is.
The DR certainly is not perfect the way it is but certainly prefer it the way it is over some of our neighbors
be them a failed state to the west or a failing state to the north.