Louis Garcia Checks His Crystal BallCabrera Dominican Republic is a quiet little village on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic that offers a different future for expats seeking a simpler life. Louis Garcia escaped the hectic life of Santo Dominigo over 20 years ago to settle his Professional English School and his family in the village of Cabrera and he hasn’t looked back. In this interview you will hear Louis’s perspective about why Cabrera is different than the touristy towns in the DR and what type of resort development he predicts for Cabrera in coming years.

Cabrera is well along the path toward a different type of tourist attraction. Some of the countries largest and most successful private resort villas dot the hills and oceanfront cliffs of the Dominican Republic in Cabrera and the surrounding communities.

Rather than the typical younger beach crowd, the Cabrera villas tend to attract a higher end clientele, family groups and destination wedding parties. This should continue and will help Cabrera avoid the traffic congestion that so many beach towns suffer.

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Louis Garcia From Nantucket To CabreraContinuing our interview with Louis Garcia of the Professional English School we discuss exactly why Cabrera is so accepting of and friendly to expats from America, Canada and Europe. Louis is a well known and influential local businessman in Cabrera and he has a finger on the pulse of the locals in Cabrera. He understands what Cabrera has to offer and also understands why the Cabrera locals are so welcoming to expats wanting to move to Cabrera.

Louis gives his perspectives about what is so unique about Cabrera as compared to other regions of the Dominican Republic and points out those characteristics of Cabrera that make it ideal for expats seeking to escape the hustle and bustle back home….

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Why Cabrera For The Professional English SchoolTeacher, teacher… it is pretty common to see local Cabrera residents approach Louis Garcia on the street with the greeting… “teacher, teacher”. As you will learn in this segment of our interview with Louis Garcia, the Professional English School has carved a niche as the premier language school in Cabrera and the surrounding area. Louis’s school was even selected by the prestigious international Amanera resort at Playa Grande to provide language lessons for it’s staff and guests.

Barry and Louis discuss the best way to learn a new language with an emphasis on immersing yourself into the local community. It turns out that Cabrera Dominican Republic is the perfect setting for immersing yourself into a Spanish speaking community. It is safe, the people are very friendly and supportive, the little village is quaint and situated right on the cliffs overlooking the ocean. And the Professional English School is probably the most affordable language school in the Caribbean.

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Coffee on the malecon with Louis GarciaCabrera Dominican Republic is the adopted home of an interesting bunch of folks. Louis Garcia of the Professional English School is one of those interesting transplants. Of course, no interview with Louis can start without a good “fish story”. This coffee on the Malecon was no different.

Louis tells us how he discovered Cabrera on a trip from Santo Domingo and basically never wanted to leave. He liked the safety and friendly people enough to move his well established language school from Santo Domingo to Cabrera.

And as you will hear in this video and the following interview videos, Louis has definitely grown his language school into a local institution. In this video….

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This attitude towards what’s occurring won’t work any longer. It’s time to face our responsibilities.

Over the past couple of days two major undertakings occurred. First was the Catalan Referendum and second the mass shootings in Vegas. Sticking to my rule of always letting the dust settle before commenting this post will adhere. I won’t be making wild accusations only to have completely missed the mark a few days later.  It’s too early to know anything especially concerning what’s occurred over in Vegas.

In regards to the referendum I’ve covered that in several prior posts. Europe will eventually break apart period. In regards to the referendum what you’ve just witnessed is another finishing nail driven into a nearly completed coffin. Europe is nothing more than a draconian dictatorship whose days are numbered. What for some might be a bit harder to see is the same holds true for America however neither is the purpose why I’ve decided to compose this post. The main take away, the motive of authoring this post is responsibility. We all have a shared responsibility in what’s occurring. Let me explain.

For a high percentage America represents the most powerful nation on earth. While this is debatable perhaps even subjective never the less when asked who the most powerful nation is America still tops the list. It’s of no relevance whether I agree or not but what is indisputable is with power comes responsibility! Why is this most imperative point hardly if ever mentioned? [click to continue…]

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Yep the world’s in deep trouble. Really deep trouble.
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If Trump’s recent speech at the UN doesn’t make it crystal clear that all pre-election promises are null and void honestly you’re operating with the brain power comparable to that of a barnacle at low tide. Your brain is starving for nourishment; you’re not firing on all cylinders. All the attributes, the pieces fitting his campaign puzzle have been swiped off the table. Similar to a spoiled five year old losing in a game of snakes and ladders the pieces are scattered all over the floor none have come to fruition it’s game over!

If by now what should appear obvious still remains obscured if there’s any doubt the western nation is not only run by psychopaths but is populated by them I give a slight edge to the barnacle when it comes to gauging intelligence. On an IQ test I’ll place my bet backing the barnacle. At this stage after all that’s come about both politically and within the citizenry at this stage if you still find yourself undecided all I can ask is what more can it possibly take for you to recognize reality? [click to continue…]

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Hurricane Maria Foiled By Cabrera’s Natural Defenses

Hurricane Maria ran it’s course along the North Coast of the Dominican Republic, in a pattern similar to Hurricane Irma just a few weeks ago. So the big question for those of us that live in or have invested in Cabrera is how bad was Cabrera hit by these storms. Watch this video to see […]

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Road Trip To The River Basin Of The Dominican Republic

Now that Irma is past and as we wait for Hurricane Maria to pass by we have a little time to wrap another of our videos from our road trip through the North West region of the Dominican Republic.  This time we head down from Punta Rucia into the River Basin region just north of […]

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Hurricane Maria Following The Path Of Irma – Why Cabrera Should Escape A Direct Hit

It has been quite a hurricane season in the Caribbean. First we dodged most of Hurricane Irma here on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic and hopefully we will miss most of Hurricane Maria. As you will see in this video, since 1851 when they started keeping records, the Dominican Republic has been hit […]

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Lately There Seems To Be a Sense That All’s Fine

I was welcoming some recent relocates to Cabrera when an interesting question was fielded in my direction. I’m assuming it’s because of the amount of foreigners I encounter they felt they’d receive a well-rounded viewpoint for an answer. At some point during our dialog one of them raised the question “Have you noticed there seems […]

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