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Andy, I'm one of the readers who did not enjoy much your last months' posts. I am looking for more Dominican Republic related articles (and in general of day to day LOCAL experiences).
I know you write what you want, I know that you also follow some traffic/audience indicators, I know that you're musing at plenty of (global) topics, however, I just thought to mention that even though I click on a daily basis on your blog, I don't stay more than 10 seconds when I see articles outside my field of interest (and sadly for me this has been the case since you've been in the Dominican Republic).
Well, Internet is big and you don't have to please everyone. Somehow I get the feeling though I'm not in a very small minority.
Keep the good work! You'll have to bore me for at least an year before I quit accessing your blog on a daily basis :)
Dominican Republic is a combination of Black New York City and Canada Expats, set a very small Beach in Miami. About as boring as it gets, no culture, unless you want me to explain the P girls, Boom Boom girls.
Nothing here, except some conversations with Expats and a beach, cheaper than Miami but Miami would have better of all things a tourist would want.
This is a place to come to a Resort, and hope you never meet the locals.
That is about all worthy to say about this country.
Sad... that a whole country is like this. Or at any rate, that a whole country gets such a perception (which I trust you, it's accurate).
My value to be here is to work on the Internet, the DR has great Internet speed, so I explain a lot about working, and normal living.
Dominican Republic is a country of Resorts, personally I believe a Resort in the USA could be 100 times better than here. If I wanted pampered, made to feel good, with great service, I need my own county citizens doing the service.
The manners here in DR are horrible, the people of Haiti were respectful, fun and interested in something besides money. Here is all about Money.
BUT, please realize, I have only been to Cabarete and Sosua, however the Expats who have lived all over the country say, Sosua as nice as it gets.
I could explain I eat Pizza. Hamburger, and go to the store.
If I do not talk with the locals, it is like a drab version of the USA, with a lot of things broken. I purchased Floor Wax yesterday, it cost me 5 USA dollars to try to make the floor of my shower pleasant looking.
I sat at table of six expats two days ago talking about a website:
It was intriguing, they used and acronym, ISOC.
I asked them to explain, however this is the generally mentality.
It would be a great place to study why men buy women, you can live in a 300-400 apartment, with High Speed Internet and explain.
I have been trying to give up explaining the ugly parts of culture, there is little beautiful, the people come here because, it is a sunny spot for shady people.
The culture of Haiti is 50 times richer and full of life.
I personally don't care if you are writing about Indiana or the Dominican Republic. As long as it is travel it is all the same to me. Then again I am not a big traveler, so I can't say much. I just look for anything that looks semi-intelligent.