Hi Everyone! My friends call me Mr.T and the crazy guy you see on the quad bike having a blast, that’s me! Alright, so you’re planning a vacation to a developing country, and, of course, you want your trip to be amazing, yet still safe and headache free, so you can return with great memories and even higher confidence for travelling abroad in the future. Well all of this is definitely possible, especially if you follow the advice of the versed travelers and experienced expats in this documentary. At the moment we’re visiting the North Coast of the Dominican Republic ( Caribbean ), and in this episode I’ll be sharing both my own travel tips, as well as talking to different travelers and expats to gain their knowledge, so your future vacations can be both safe and fun. Enjoy! :-)
rhadames asenjo: "--- Haitians are generally more educated and friendlier than Dominicans"--- Says the man. With very few exceptions, I find that to be true. I once had a couple of friends named Leslie and Henri. They, oddly enough, spoke perfect English but little Spanish. They worked with my brother in the plumbing business. At the end of the day, we'd have a bit of food and quaff one or 20 Presidentes, depending on mood. It is eye-opening what one learns from other cultures. The situation in Haiti, despite learnt, cultured, experienced people, is something to marvel at. To me, hearing how they described life in Haiti, is somewhat of a paradox. How is it these people can manage to be so poor when the spirit to better oneself by a commitment to hard work doesn't lead to something much better than the dubious designation of being the hemisphere's poorest nation.?
"There's something happening here, what it is, ain't exactly clear". ... go the lyrics of an old song.
Partake Ofthee: You should have a video about tipping the wait staff at restaurants. Unless you already have one and I just haven't found it :) Good videos
Gwazz123: don't know where to thank you or kill you for this video.. I found it very helpful and good knowledge... however the wife also watched it and lets just she's refusing to book to go there now feeling its not safe even in your own hotel... I still want to go there
David W: With beautiful beaches, romantic settings, exquisite golf courses, upscale hotels, and stunning views of mountains, bays, coves, and waterfalls, the Dominican Republic is a joy to visit. However, there are numerous tourist targeted scams to be wary of http://travelscams.org/north-america/common-tourist-scams-dominican-republic/
Do be wary of the travel and tours scam, the sanky pankys, pickpockets, spiked drinks, snatch and grab, fake police and corrupt officials, unofficial taxis, carros publicos, real estate scam, money exchange scam and many more!
rodrigo eduardo barrera moreno: debes pensar que tambien hay españoles que pueden interesar en tus experiencias por lo tanto coloca un buen traductor para tu entrevistas tendras mayor aceptacion
Nico _: haha we do have traffic laws, but disrespecting them is "tolerated". And prostitutes are not prostitutes because of our culture or because that's the way people are raised in the country. It's like everywhere else there's prostitution.
Pepe Pepeichon: Always good videos Mr T !! ✔️ Good job bud
sterl1616: I went to the Dominican Republic a few years ago. Wish I learned more Spanish before going though. I have been using this system to learn Spanish, this time around, for a few weeks and am learning A LOT faster:
Juan Pena: Love this guy! that's exactly how people should travel (not just to DR) don't be such a tourist, don't experience things, live them! awesome video, all excellent tips! I'm Dominican-American and I take as much precaution as these guys.
I carry U$20, RD$2,000, a credit card, and a photo ID (no passport, no wallet), pay with CC wherever possible, if you need extra cash go to the nearest bank and deduct it from your CC (yes you can do that in DR with any CC for a small fee), put a heavy-duty cover on your phone (my theory is that if the phone looks too big people just assume that it is very old, and no body wants an old phone). DO NOT TIP more than 50 pesos (I know this one's hard if you're American).
Video Vision: Hi, Mr T. Is it Safty to take my Drone & Video Cameras over there?
Felix Squires: Thanks for the video. Having been frequenting the north coast since 2008 after spending most of my time on the south coast; I have to say you are definitely on point about everything. I couldn't find one item you stated that I disagreed with. I was in the Sosua area a few weeks ago and broke the "dont carry what you don't want to lose" amount in the city at night. Let's just say the police along with an unscrupulous and dishonest lady helped me get rid of all of my pockets contents. Learning lesson number 155. lol. Thanks for the video and I have now subscribed to your channel. This is number 1, I hope somewhere down the line there is some info on the south coast as well. Cheers.
Nath Aston: Very cool! I recently finished a road trip through Europe which was amazing! I put videos on my channel but a camera just can't capture the moment!
Micke Mike: Good stuff Sir!
As I'm planning a trip to DR this spring I feel that the advice's given here are crucial!
Todd Wilson: I am going in a couple of months to Santiago to meet a lady I've been communicating with online. I am still unsure if I should rent a car or just take taxis.
Mike nunubis: Here's some advice..... Scam Island Here's a hint you're about to be scammed..... When anybody starts talking to you..... You are a Gringo con dinero, you are a mark.
If you need something talk to someone who has a job. You will be approached by Hookers, beggars, guides, vendors, motoconchos, quick change artists, jacked up prices. Etc... if you make eye contact with someone and they smile it will lead up to them wanting money... I spent 3 months there dodging those people every 10 feet... it was like swatting flies all day..... Next you have to worry about the people who will flat out rob you, your car, hotel, etc... I got scammed by a woman I met there..... to make a long story short.... if you run into any trouble get a hold of the American Embassy the police take care of their own and get a cut..... BEWARE....
Goran Sosic: I like your videos, very mature and non biased. We need more
Henry Maxwell: Hey Mr. T you invited me to Check out your web page, thanks. You were on a motorbike in Sosua. Thanks for the tips. I would suggest not to wear jewelry in the city. I had an experience with a drive by snatch of my gold chain. I'm 6'3" never conceive of anyone taking my chain (I'm from New Jersey, USA). The little guy rode his bike on the sidewalk and tried to snatch my chain unsuccessfully. Thanks for sharing.
Kylie: I'm about to go to the Dominican Republic by myself for 2 weeks. I'm 19, a female and have never solo traveled abroad before so i'll admit i have a little bit of anxiety. Will i be safe??
Andrew Serna: Going to the DR tomorrow, great informative video before I'm off !!
Ra Mar: LOL
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