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Dominican Republic in a couple weeks.

Discussion in 'Road Side Pub' started by STAMPEDE3, Jun 18, 2019.

Go or no GO?

Poll closed Jul 2, 2019.
  1. Yes

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  2. No

    37 vote(s)
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  1. jeffh81

    jeffh81 Trailer Trash Established Member

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  2. Kevins89notch

    Kevins89notch Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I don't believe the following myself, but I can see a lot of Americans saying...

    Panama : down below Mexico, that's where gangs and drug dealers are at.

    Punta Cana: Well that is the DR.

    Jamaica: a bunch of pot smokers, I don't want to deal with druggies

    the Bahamas: Which ones, there's to many, I need an easy vacation option.

    Costa Rica: Too far away, all rain forest like, I just want a pretty all inclusive beach


    Sheltered Americans who refuse to leave the US due to fear, won't be using common sense when making excuses for their fear.
     
  3. Deceptive

    Deceptive Would Smash Premium Member Established Member

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    TVSed GT Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Let me guess... pattern is full?
     
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  5. Zemedici

    Zemedici Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Dude you could die....

    You basically HAVE to drive a car to get around....you don’t HAVE to go to a remote location where people are dying in droves...

    And you have control over your vehicle. Not so much control over where a foreign country gets their poisoned liquor.

    Just my .02
     
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  6. coposrv

    coposrv Well-Known Member Established Member

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    If it’s paid up I’d still go. Changing anything last minute is a pain in the ass.


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  7. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    I'd skip it.
     
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    OETKB is seldom seen Established Member

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    I was 6'4" 185 when I went to one of the islands 35 years ago. Came home sick. Lost like 15 lbs in 10 days. Speaking from experience, I lived, but it wasn't worth it.
    Believe me.
     
  9. Smooth

    Smooth Well Seasoned Premium Member Established Member

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    The living part or the being sick part?
     
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    OETKB is seldom seen Established Member

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    yes
     
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  11. nxhappy

    nxhappy Vette Killer Established Member

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    if you are staying at a reputable place YOU WILL BE FINE.

    if you think with your brain and use common sense you will be fine. Don't BE ALONE at night. Don't get drinks from a shady bar. Don't carry loads of cash. Don't leave your shit on the beach. Don't buy weed from Jaffar on the beach. Again .....common thinking skills.

    Go for it bro. You have a better chance of dying in the car ride to the airport. Worried about murder rate? Pull up the city you live in . Violence is pretty bad no matter where you are. You just have to avoid it and be SMART. Oh ....and maybe you can sneak a knife some where for protection.
     
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  12. nxhappy

    nxhappy Vette Killer Established Member

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    double
     
  13. nxhappy

    nxhappy Vette Killer Established Member

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    seriously, what are the ****ing odds? 1 in 1 million? It's not like a plague of people dying. Can't tell you how many times I've been to DR and Mexico.

    people are worried about tainted alcohol LOL.... OK then ....go to Costco or Walmart, and buy 3 thirty packs and 2 handles of Rum. That will be a GREAT start to your vacation. Oh, also grab 2 packs of water cases too.
     
  14. Kevins89notch

    Kevins89notch Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I've been to like 30 countries, and stay in the cheapest places. Mexico city is high on my list of places to go to soon. Would I go to the DR right now? Yeah, if free or prepaid, but two major things. ZERO mixed drinks as I wouldn't trust their liquor, and I would make damn sure my room was well ventilated. I would open all the windows, fan on, and be in there as little as possible.
     
  15. Kevins89notch

    Kevins89notch Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Most people head there for an all inclusive. They land, hop a shuttle and don't leave the property until their flight home. They don't want to go to walmart. They don't want to see locals. They don't want to worry about anything, period...that's why they are at an all inclusive.
     
  16. nxhappy

    nxhappy Vette Killer Established Member

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    whos gonna pull the murder rates compared to worst US cities? I'm lazy.
     
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    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Established Member

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    I had a blast when i went to the DR a year or so ago. Stayed at the hard rock. Lots of great food. Tons of drinking and beach never closes.
     
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  19. nxhappy

    nxhappy Vette Killer Established Member

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    not true at all. I hate all inclusives. Huge rip off. Usually the booze is shit and the food is shit. Many people get a rental car so they can explore the island. Which includes, hitting the local stores for food.
     
  20. HillbillyHotRod

    HillbillyHotRod Hooligan rabble rouser Established Member

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    I could never do a all inclusive. I have to get out and explore. Saying that no way I am going to any turd world country. Too much here to see. Been to every state and 5 provinces and still a lot out there.
     
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