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Travelling and Sailing to the Dominican Republic

Hey guys, I need your help on something.

It seems that the hysteria of the earthquake in Haiti is starting to have people second guess their visit to the Dominican Republic. Whether you are sailing or flying there, the DR has in no way been affected and its people want you to know this. I've spoken to several of my DR friends over the weekend and they are concerned that people are entertaining on cancelling their vacation. There is absolutely no reason for this. Take a look at Google Earth or any map and you'll see how far Port-Au-Prince is from the DR.

As you know the DR is being intrumental in helping Haiti through this tragedy and cancelling your trip and not spending your dollars will not help the situation. The DR has not been immune to the world recession and missing out on this tourism season would not be good.

I'm heading out there next month and would never think of cancelling and missing out on some R&R.

Please help spread the word.

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I have alerted the authorities that the Canuck Sea Monkey is planning on a foray. J/K


Seriously...thanks for looking out for the smaller guys. I would have gone to Haiti and helped if I wasn't so darned busy.

This is likely the best time ever to visit the DR as they will value and reward a visit that much more.
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Thanks Adam.

It's just funny how some people don't know their geography. Just 30 minutes ago I had a friend text me asking if we were still going through with our plan on relocating to the DR....she is worried about us. Geography 101......
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I am also seeking to relocate and evaluating way too many options.

I figure that cruising for a couple years will help my decision. I do not have enough money to retire in the U.S. Brazil and Costa Rica are too far for my liking.

Perhaps the DR deserves a closer look.
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My friends are there right now on a Niagara 35. They felt the quake, but there is no damage in the DR.

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Thanks Val, your input is much appreciated.
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I am also seeking to relocate and evaluating way too many options.

I figure that cruising for a couple years will help my decision. I do not have enough money to retire in the U.S. Brazil and Costa Rica are too far for my liking.

Perhaps the DR deserves a closer look.
PM me if you want more info on the DR. We did tons of research before making this decision. Just trying to save you some time.
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How would you describe the DR climate?

What are the beaches like?

Thanks in advance.
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The DR climate is very stable. You have your rainy seasons, but temperature is usually 28 to 33 degrees celcius. Nice trade winds. The DR beaches are beautiful and world known. The colour of the sand depends on which coast you're on. Brown sand on the north-east coast and white coral sand south-east. You should really visit!
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I am studying the country prior to a visit. Has plenty of mountains as well. It would take several visits to really see things.

The beaches are nice. What about the beach denizens? Anything like Brazil? Or South Beach?
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