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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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The Rat Race Part 1

In my previous post I noted that I’d be following up with some light hearted examples of what it looks like from our side of the counter. You know those of us viewing the box from the outside in. To get things rolling I’d thought for my first attempt I’d select the subject of “The […]

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We’re All Heading In The Same Direction

Before commencing with the subject matter of this post I’d like to mention a few topics that I hope will promote clarity for what follows. I first want to share what over the past six years have become new found realities. Why six years? Because that’s how long I’ve been meeting people through DR Escapes. […]

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Over Time Look What’s Become of Us

It’s a sad state of affairs when societies have been demoralized to the point that a citizen’s self-worth is determined by their amount of consumption. “I am what I do or I am what I own” tends to be the modern day belief of one’s value. In spite of what you think as long as […]

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Forbes Article Blasts The DR – Funny How Different Perspectives Can Be

I just saw a posting on one of our DR Escapes youtube videos that I felt was worthy of a little more analysis.  The writer obviously has done some research to form his perspectives and opinions, however I would challenge our readers to form their own opinions after thinking about it.  The point of this […]

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Bet You Wish Your Nation’s President Had Such Popularity

Quick Post I felt you all needed to see. President Danilo averages 83% positive approval rating. When’s the last time you’ve seen such an overwhelming positive approval rating for an elected official? I thought so… you haven’t. In recent history the best that’s ever been isn’t much over half that number.  Still I bet you […]

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Expats Guide To The Dominican Republic – American Occupation Era

Hi guys, Barry in DR here.  Today’s post is the second installment of the new “Expats Guide To The Dominican Republic”, a multi-part series of videos to answer more expat questions and introduce you to the history, customs and ways of life down here on the north coast of the Dominican Republic.  As you know […]

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Expat Checklist – Which Country Is Best?

Hi guys, Barry in DR here. I hope you have read the latest article on the Casey Research International Man blog entitled “A Blueprint for Internationalizing Yourself“. Done in a style very similar to those “Where To Retire” articles you see in International Living and other travel style magazines, this article attempts to systematically compare […]

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One Of The Most Common Questions While On Tour

Hi Guys It’s Barry in DR. With Hurricane Sandy raging across the north east and Canada all of our prayers go out to the people in those areas being affected. Here in Cabrera we realize one more time why we’re blessed by having the mountain ranges surrounding us. Makes for the best protection mother nature […]

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Barry in DR – I Was Robbed By Six Thugs – MUST READ!!!

Hi Guys its Barry in DR. Whew! just returned from another tour yesterday. After dropping off at the Puerto Plata airport enjoyed the scenic ride home. I now have a day or two to get ready for the next tour that arrives this Wednesday. Want to take a moment and relay a hardy thanks to […]

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