GETTING DOWN IN THE DR
I have to give my two cents to the current issues that have been plaguing the Dominican Republic.
Being an avid traveler I wasn’t phased by the stories coming out of the DR, but as of late, I have to give it the side-eye.
Ironically I considered going to the DR over Memorial Day weekend for a quick getaway, but my schedule didn’t permit. I believe that this is a media scare tactic. Money is the main factor. A large majority of the economic structure is based on tourism.
I pray for the families who have lost their loved ones tragically and the woman who was assaulted. There are a few cases at a particular resort(s) that does seem suspicious, but we have to wait and see what the results are. Some of the people weren’t in the best of health and who knows what they consumed or ingested. I think the health department should look into the liquor. But, to sum things up, there are places more dangerous than the D.R. and I do not think they are killing Americans. I think this is more of a health advisory as it pertains to “some” of the accommodations.
When traveling in and out of the country always be aware of your surroundings, don’t take drinks from strangers, do your research on the resort your staying, and remember that not everyone that you encounter has your best interest at heart. That is just my raw and unbiased truth. You can’t trust everyone you meet.
Take a look at this video from Mister Flip Flop, who lives in the DR to gain perspective.
So the question is… would you go to the Dominican Republic?
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