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What the frick is going on in the DR?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Obie1, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. Len-2A Training

    Len-2A Training Instructor Instructor NES Life Member NES Member

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    Not really, most love to go to gated resorts or take cruise-approved tours where they really see nothing of a country but can say that they have been there and it is awesome.

    I was offered a free trip there back in the 1980s and refused.

    No kidding.

    Same here. I like mingling with the natives, eating in places that natives eat at, try new things. But personal safety is most important and I avoid those places I deem unsafe.

    We were in Jamaica (Montego Bay) twice in the early 1970s, stayed at a hotel that Queen Elizabeth had stayed at. Loved it the first time (also stayed in Ocho Rios), we asked the cab driver to take us to a native restaurant (was treated well and food was very good). Second time (Montego Bay), the bell captain was arrogant (he was selling tours . . . that we had already done), a waiter was selling pot by the bag and went to another visitor's hotel room at 11PM to push the stuff after being told no interest. Same visitor told us he was chased down the road by machete swinging guys when they left the resort in a rental car. No thanks.

    Totally agree. We used to go to Ste. Maarten (we had timeshare there) twice a year and saw this first hand. Until it got to be a corrupted drug den, we enjoyed the island and made friends with numerous merchants (not typically tourist places). We have friends who take 4-5 cruises/year, won't eat anything they aren't familiar with and tout the food, gated resorts, etc. No thanks, they feel like prisons to me and I don't like to be caged.

    Now in my "later years" I want to tour places in the US within car driving range, places I ignored for the past 50 years.
     
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  2. Spanz

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    maybe i am looking at this all wrong.
    Broken RECYCLED glass bottles make an excellent building material. So....it is just the people trying to build with green materials.

    ;)
     
  3. Spanz

    Spanz NES Member

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    Canada too! Its perfectly safe out there, well, except for running into smugglers up in Nova Scotia...

    Things i want to go do/see/visit again
    Prince Edward Island
    Nova Scotia
    Montreal (during one of the festivals)
    Calgary
    Fishing on one of the indian reservations north of Montreal
    Fishing at lodges up in maine
    Salmon run fishing in Cherryfield ME
    Fishing the great lakes
    Rent a houseboat and do the erie canal
    Niagra Falls (slowly i turned, step by step)
    Some of the bigger airforce museums out in the mid west
    Trace Rt 66 from Chicago to California (i have only done parts)
    tour the painted desert
    hike the mountains in Sedona AZ
    Windjammer cruise from boston to the st lawrence seaway
    Paddleboat tour the mississippi
    and on and on...
     
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  4. clampett

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    That is really messed up! If I was a Haitian, I would be sure to learn the D.R. pronunciation of the word parsley.
     
  5. Artifact

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    Disney has that shit
     
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    Uh, no they dont. If you are being serious, then I feel bad for you.
     
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    If you want a taste of the DR just take a drive up to Lawrence. !Trae tu pistola!
     
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  8. rudiewhitebwoy

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    Yes, it seems the smaller the population, the safer you are.
    or Lynn.
     
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    I’ve not read the entire thread so I’m a little late to the party.
    I don’t know if this has been commented on or not. I have to
    give credit where credit is due. The people that caught one of
    the David Ortiz shooters administered some good old fashion
    frontier justice on the man right there and then. The guy is in
    the hospital recovering from his injuries sustained when
    David Ortiz fans aggressively detained him. Good job boys!
     
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  10. AHM

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    I greatly prefer at-sea days, because then I don't have to deal with going ashore.

    That's not how it works - you can't do it.

    My college roommate's Finnish wife
    has precisely the shibboleth/sibboleth failure mode:
    she can't pronounce the "sh-" sound - it comes out as "s-".
    Even "she" comes out more like "cee".

    And it's not because she's got a speech impediment.
     
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    The Ortiz weapon, nicely done.
     

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