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Part of the Family Cutting Loose

Part of the Family Cutting Loose

Hi Guys its Barry in DR. I was out of the country for the last few days spending some much overdue time with a family member. It’s always great to return to Cabrera where regardless of material wealth almost every supports a huge smile. You can just feel it when you’re out with the people that contentment surrounds and is the norm for the entire region. An absolute amazing way to live one’s life and I know there are several valuable lessons to be learned by living life in such a fashion.

I just returned from another trip to America. America was once great nation but now is merely crumpling under the loads of an unstoppable paradigm shift. A shift that’s about to crush a nation held captive under its enormous foot hold. In fact America is now a lost nation. I couldn’t help but take notice of how much of my time was spent witnessing the lost souls wondering around with a Starbucks cup in hand. Sad empty and just about expressionless except for the hollowness in their appearance.

New addition to the Family

New addition to the Family

As mentioned before viewing the same subject but from different angles produces a completely different picture of the very same subject. The faces of the people tell it all. Better yet the eyes tell the story as the eyes are the windows to the soul.

Assistant Mayor of Cabrera Welcomes another  new Resident

Assistant Mayor of Cabrera Welcomes another new Resident

Well a vast majority of the eyes I witnessed were hollow, empty, scared or already dead. Please don’t take it personally as this is only my perspective and you have every right to maintain your own. Just try to rekindle one previously mentioned thought and that’s: separation creates clarity.

Jeff Berwick (The Dollar Vigilante) and Kena Partying With the Family

Jeff Berwick (The Dollar Vigilante) and Kena Partying With the Family

It’s one more universal law if thought about cannot be disputed. It’s why mothers usually can’t see that their child is wrong in any given situation. It’s also why we ourselves rarely see that we’re possibly wrong in any area of either an argument or disagreement. Think of it this way. Suppose you didn’t see someone who you know for about five years. Then all of a sudden you ran into them only to see that they’ve gained or lost 50 pounds.

DR escapes Person Floored with the abundance of natural foods

DR escapes Person Floored with the abundance of natural foods

Hit’s you like a ton of bricks doesn’t it? Now if you saw the same person every day for that same five year time period you’d hardly notice it in the same fashion.

Separation verses no separation and I’ve been separated from western nations and their ways for such a long time the obvious changes are clear to me, CRYSTAL CLEAR!

Drinks at the car wash Crazy Idea Isn't it

Drinks at the car wash Crazy Idea Isn’t it

So again please don’t take the truth and try to convert it into an insult as it’s not. I want to mention another way separation can provide clarity and it goes as follows.

While I’m very humbled about the vast amount of thoughts suggestions and questions brought my way it’s now time to add on one more avenue to travel if so desired. I really want to promote clarity and an excellent suggestion has been brought to my attention more than once.

Another Group Tour full of happy folks

Another Group Tour full of happy folks

It’s time to act upon a great idea. First point I’d like to make is that I’m always here for your questions and will always answer them straight forward and honestly. However going back to what I’ve just written about separation creates clarity and since you all know me as Barry in DR the separation from me and my website is non-existent.

Group Party With my Family

Group Party With my Family

They’re has been several people that have now actually taken the Drescapes discovery tour. As a matter of fact over the next 12 to 16 months there’s over 160 people slated to be here at one time or another. Several good folks who have already been here and taken the tour have offered to get acquainted with others who are considering the trip but may want to hear opinions from people who’ve already been here.

This all came about from several good natured folks who mentioned that they almost didn’t even come just because of what others were telling them. Many of them offering their experienced opinions have never even set foot into this country. A few of the others were the so called All inclusive experts who were here for a week or two and never even left the resort in fear of what the employees were saying about safety. How it’s not safe to leave the confines of the resort. You know the Commission driven employees and of course they get kickbacks from booking certain cabs and tours.

Los Mangos group November Tour

Los Mangos group November Tour

Since everyone was impressed with the DR and many almost missed discovering a country that they are now seriously considering relocating to either on a part time or full time basis came up with the idea. They thought others might benefit by them offering some REAL EXPERIENCE instead of arm chair quarterbacking from their trusty laptop. This wonderful idea made a lot of sense to me right off the bat.

If you’re interested simply drop me an email along with your contact information. Skype is also helpful as many who offered to assist are from other countries and you can all save a bunch of bucks that would be better used for stacking purposes. Remember: The costliest thing one can own is a CLOSED MIND! In the long run it will cost you everything of value such as your health, relationships, investments and possibly even your life. Get connected until next time this is Barry in DR and I’m out.

johnsteven December 9, 2012 at 10:02 pm

In total agreement with you barry.I remember my last trip to the states in march,wow what a wakeup call,just the feeling in the air ,the sad lifeless, souless eyes.
I used to enjoy traveling abroad, but now it is not fun anymore.What i saw on my last trip and what i felt in the atmosphere just made me more thankful that i am not living there anymore.
I worked and lived in the states for a number of years, i had a great job on nantucket island for 12 seasons and have been here in the dr full time since september 2011.Being part of a community, feeling like you belong here is how i feel.
The feeling you get when you are here is just that,the majority of people who i have met here on vacation,espically in the area of cabrera do not want to leave they feel at home here.

Don December 14, 2012 at 3:28 am

So where are the chat groups? I can’t find them.

Barry December 16, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Don, Send out your email to me. I will forward it to the good folks who are offering to get together. Our SEO guy has not had the chance to put up the actual form yet. Either way you would have to submit your email as they don’t want their information to be blitzed out on the site and I second them. If this is the mail you want to use rainstorm_five@yahoo.com just let me know and I’ll have a few people reach out to you shortly. Barry in DR

Don January 2, 2013 at 7:44 am

Yes, this email is fine, Barry, and we’ve emailed back and forth a couple of times previously. I’m still trying to find a good time to come down for the tour!

Paul December 16, 2012 at 2:08 pm


Zenetria Jackson April 22, 2013 at 3:37 am

Barry! Please contact me. I have been on your website for hours now and I am ready for the DR now more than ever. I have been contemplating how I would learn to get around the DR coming from the States and having “enough” money. I have learned that I will never have “enough” money because I am comparing it to the superficial world I have been living in. Please reach out to me as I would like to leave within the next couple of months.
Sincerely Yours,
A Saddened American

Barry April 24, 2013 at 1:28 am

Hi Zenetria, Thanks for the comments. I also sent your contact request to three or four members who have already been here. I’m confident that you will hear back from them soon. Hope chatting together helps you gain a greater understanding of our region.
Best Adventures
Barry in DR

Ryan February 23, 2014 at 1:33 am

Hi Barry,

My wife is from DR and I am from the US. We currently live in the US and we are looking at buying land (greater than 20,000 sq meters for homesteading) with a house (at least 1 bed, 1 bath, Kitchen, well, electricity) in the DR north coast area somewhere between las galleras and sosua within a 30min drive to a decent beach. Is this something that would be attainable in that area and at what cost? We would like to keep the price below US$150,000.


Barry February 23, 2014 at 5:01 pm

Ryan just emailed you. Reach out when you can.

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