Hi Guys, Barry in DR. We are starting a new “Expats Guide To the Dominican Republic” series of videos on a variety of topics. We routinely are asked a wide ranging number of questions about this little safe haven in the islands so we thought it might be helpful to all to put together a series of videos to answer a few more of those questions and give you a little better perspective of this home we know as Cabrera Dominican Republic.
We’ll start out with a little more generalized history of the island, then move into the climate and weather related information. Along the way we will also introduce you to some more of the activities in the area, some of the hidden jewels on the backroads and some more of those incredibly friendly Dominican people we run into along the way. Some of the videos will be more of the slide show type of videos because the content lends itself to that kind of presentation. For example, in the history videos, it is kinda hard for me to grab my video camera and catch Columbus landing on the island in 1492 and setting up the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the new world. 🙂
I plan to produce and post one or two videos every few days and I hope you will follow along. After all, if you have any thoughts of having a second home or a new safe haven home in another country it can’t hurt to understand the history, culture and nuances of the country you are considering. In fact understanding the people and why they think the way they do is probably more important than all the beautiful ocean views and rolling hills you will see here. The Dominicans, especially those in and around Cabrera, have a close kinship to expats and you are welcomed like no other island in the Caribbean.
If you have not already subscribed to our Youtube channel you definitely may want to do it because it is one way to keep up with the new videos as they are posted. To subscribe to our Youtube channel all you have to do is go here and click on the SUBSCRIBE button and follow whatever instructions you are given.
Now, lets get started with an introduction and a little history.
EXPATS GUIDE TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – INTRODUCTION
EXPATS GUIDE TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC –
In the next video we will tell you about the TWO times that the United States occupied the Dominican Republic and explain why the last occupation was especially beneficial for American expats moving to or investing in the Dominican Republic. You will not want to miss it.
For now, it’s Barry in DR.