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THINKING OF STARTING A BUSINESS IN SOSUA OR CABARETE?
YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE THIS. IF YOU LIKE DOGS AND CATS
Readers, This morning we were walking down the street and heard what sounded like a kitten in distress.
We heard the squeals but could not find where they were coming from. Then we saw some movement from a
trash bag sitting on the curb. We ripped the bag open and pulled a newborn kitten from the trash. Just born
and its eyes were not even open. Unbelievable. And what do we do now? Well, by some miracle the
mother cat emerged. recognized it and carried it back into a crevice. so fast we could not get off a picture.
Here are the shots we took. You have to live here to see stuff like this. The plight of dogs and cats here in
the DR is dire. Oh, what you dont see during your five days at the all inclusive resort. Can you believe
someone just threw this cat into the garbage, like it was a piece of trash. Whoever did this is trash or basura!
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SOSUA BEACH, CABARETE, PUERTO PLATA
BEACH FEST CABARETE WAS A HUGE HIT, BIG CROWD IN SOSUA BEACH
And the wild and crazy political rallys just
are happening more and more and get
nuttier all the time. We need to get Willie
elected Mayor and get Sosua Beach back
on track. The economy is on life support.
We need a business man in charge, not a
bunch of polititions Kind of like the US,
right? Willie is the best choice for jobs.
and bringing back the party. Go Willie !
Just a massive crowd for Beach Fest 2016 in
Cabarete. Two large sound stages with all the
latest equipment on hand. Beer, Rum, Sun, Music,
Hot Dominican Ladies and a good time was had by
all. Only one fight broke out on the street. But with
a crowd this size it was very orderly. And Sosua
Beach also drew its usual huge Semana Saturday
crowd. Once again a great time was had by all.
Two great parties in Puerto Plata. Sorry we couldnt
make these. Parties all over the Dominican
Republic. We need to clone ourselves to make all
of the great Fiestas going on here in the Sunny DR
A TRULY HEART WARMING STORY OF SOSUA LOVE AND MARRIAGE
We have a great buddy here in Sosua. He is a retired fire fighter from the States and just an up guy all
the way. Just the perfect situation for a single guy. For you who dont know. Police and Fire fighters
can begin their careers at 21 or 22. After 20 years they get an immediate pension if they retire. Not bad
for a guy in his early or mid 40s. Well, a few years ago out friend decided to buy a house, a car and
really settle into Sosua. We were thinking, are you sure you want to do this? You should be traveling
the world. OK, so he partied for a few years then met Ms perfect. A very pretty Dominican girl. And
decided to get married. Huh? Yes he took the plunge. His wife and her two kids moved into the house.
Well, she immediately got really lazy, spending the whole day eating and watching Latin soap operas on
TV Novelis. Soap operas are just sickening to begin with but the ones here are just excruciating. The
actors are either making love or beating each other up. So our friend will go to the store, buy over
$100 worth of groceries. The wife and her kids just attack the food. They rip open the packages and will
devour it all in two days. She rolls up monster cell phone bills and burns up his entire pension check
and then some each month. He is now scrounging around looking for a job just to cover all this. He will
hand her the car keys just to get rid of her for a few hours. You just cannot believe how miserable he
is. He is going back to the states for ten days this month just to get away from the situation. And
speaking of miserable, we are getting indigestion and a migraine just writing this.
SOSUA STORIES. CAREFREE APARTMENT LIVING IN PARADISE?
Oh how could we ever forget this one. Several years ago we had a a decent apartment in probably
the best party complex in Sosua. It was party central. Just too much fun, right? Well, one day the
entire place ran out of water. Nothing, no showers, no nothing. What happened? It turned out the
landlord was stealing Sosua city water, So they promptly shut off the water. This went on for a few
days. Of course we were bitching and complaining and stinking. As you can imagine in the tropical
heat. So he decided to bring in a truck load of water. And it had been raining heavily and the trail in
was badly flooded. So they sent the truck through a side gate and over the lawn. And you guessed
it. The truck got stuck in the mud. And the only way to get it out of the muck was to lighten up the
load and empty the entire tankof fresh water. Have mercy, still no water. We got the problem
solved eventually. Its funny now to look back on this but at the time it sure was aggravating. Oh yes,
care free Caribbean living. Many more Sosua stories coming. After ten years here we have a bunch.
SO WHAT IS GOING ON IN SOSUA THESE DAYS? NEW S UPDATES FOR 2/20/2017
PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR ALL THE SOSUA, CABARETE AND PUERTO PLATA NEWS
AT LEAST THE POLITICS IS FUN HERE IN THE DR. JUST WILD AND CRAZY
THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC IS NOT A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY !
First off The Dominican Republic is a 2nd world developing Country. Not a 3rd world country as we
hear often. Also, there is a tremendous amount of wealth here. The Ex Pats talk about this all the
time. The cars on the highways are just as nice as the US, Canada and Europe. OK maybe a few more
clunkers, but lots of shiney new cars and iPhones too. Everyone feels sorry for the poor Dominicans.
But please do not. Opportunities are here for those who want to get off their lazy rear ends. In
Puerto Plata alone there are three universities, including a technical university students can learn
dozens of trades. There are no fewer than six foreign language institutes And of course you can go
to work and pick up trades on the street and start small businesses of all kinds.
OK Readers, Lets clear some confusion. The Dominican Republic is a Second World Developing
Country. It is not a Third World Country. Far from it. There is a growing economy and opportunity
abounds for those with a little ambition. I said for those with ambition. Puerto Plata alone has three
universities, including a technical university where dozens of skills are taught. And at least six foreign
language institutes. All cost very little money or free if you cant afford tuition. Or many skills and trades
can be learned right on the street. Learning to build or be a mechanic. And there is a boom in small
business. Lots of young guys starting various businesses and making a solid living. Unfortunately,
these are the minority. Too many here would rather street hustle, deal weed and steal anything not
bolted to the ground. We know two guys who speak German, Spanish and English. But they would
rather sell bags of weed and fake Cuban cigars to tourists and steal everything they can get their
hands on. Just too lazy to get a real job. We are always giving these two pocket change so they can buy
a bowl of spaghetti or a few cigs. One wants to be a rapper. He is about thirty with two babies. But he
is convinced he is going to make it big in the music biz. Come on. The bottom line here is dont feel
sorry for Dominicans. If they want to get ahead they can. We do not have one bit of pity except for
maybe someone too old or handicapped. Lots of lazy knuckleheads here. Watch your property!
THE REPUBLICA DOMINICANA IS NOT A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY !
LOTS OF MOTOCROSS IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Think you got skills? Nearby Imbert has a great motocross track and quite a few races.
You can come out here, rent a bike and gear and give it your best shot. We went to a
recent race. We were covered with dirt head to toe. And left a bath tub ring that would
shock our mothers. But it was a great time. We will go to more in the future.
NEWS AND ENTERTAINMENT ATETES
And we spotted an article on the health care crisis on the
North Coast. It mentions the over crowding at Ricardo
Limardo Hospital in Puerto Plata, the regions only public
hospital. There is a lack of beds forcing patients into the
hallways and little or no medicine. The emergency room is at
over capacity. We have been bitching about a public hospital
in Sosua for a year now and no progress. We found this article
in DETRASDELRUMOR.COM.DO. Stay tuned for more news
NORTH COAST HEALTHCARE CRISIS
SOSUA BEACH BOOM TOWN WITH PROSTITUTION ???
UPDATE ON THE NEW MUSIC THEATER IN PUERTO PLATA .., MUSIC POR FAVOR
There was a recent article by one of out Sosua news counterparts that the new multi million dollar,
5,000 seat Puerto Plata Amphitheater was in a sad state of disrepair. Nonsense. It has become more of
a park area, where the locals visit, walk around just chill out. The venue was completed after 2.5 years
of construction and a grand opening in July has yet to host a music act. Not one. Why is anybodies
guess. It is being used also as a workout area and is a great place to run bleachers. We go down there
just to get a workout. The stage is being used for aerobics classes. So its not a total loss. But where is
the music? Looks fine to us. But we are not experts at figuring out how things work here. There would
have to be some type of barriers put up around the perimeter to keep the freeloaders from seeing a
free concert. If not why pay when you can sit up on the hills and get it for free? Just a few observations.
PRESIDENTE VERANO 2016...COLD BEER, GREAT MUSIC AND BOOTYS SHAKIN
Just another amazing Presidente Verano Concert Season.
About twelve or so shows throughout the country. We
attended Santiago and Puerto Plata and had just a fantastic
time. Mostly hip hop with a little Bachata and Salsa thrown in.
but it was definately a young hip hop crowd and were really
pumped to hear their favorite singers which included Mark B,
Mozart La Para, Gabriel, El Mayor Clasico. And Salsa stars
Alex Matos, Yiyo Serante and many more. But the hip hop
guys are really popular. These guys are all over MTV and the
Latin Music Channels. And of course Cold Presidente
Cervesa, pretty ladies and great booty shaking contests.
Just a great time and many more pics to come. And a huge
thanks to Presidente Beer and 911 Energy Drink for all the
great production and all the hard work and investment. Its
not cheap or easy pulling this off and making it better every
year. And of course the huge crowds. Bigger every year !
WE ARE POLITICALLY INCORRECT AND PROUD OF IT!
PROUD OF ITT
HOW TO END PROSTITUTION IN ONE DAY IN SOSUA
To the Mayor and everyone else proposing an end to prostitution in Sosua Beach. Here is how you do it.
Purchase a hand full of padlocks. Go to the bars you think facilitate this. Shut them down. Clear off the
streets of anyone suspected of being involved. Put in a curfew. Patrol the streets and see to it there is
no more prostitution on the streets. This can be done in one day. Very simple. But we have had six then
completely back off. Then let everything come back, then start the same procedure all over again. Then
there are all the committees and anti prostitution groups such as the Association For Sustainable
Development Of Sosua. Studies after study on how to turn Sosua into a family resort. The authorities
closed down Sosua in 1996. The result was a nuclear warhead hitting the economy. It just died
overnight. The city promptly let the party return. We talk to many of our veteran friends about this. And
in those days there was no internet, cell phones and little drugs or crime. Sosua was a booming 24 hour
town. Packed and lively. After this shut down a large amount of tourist business was lost permanently.
Well Readers, The unhappy Sosua marriage story we reported on weeks ago has turned into a sloppy
messy divorce. . And an expensive one. This is happening to one of our big hearted party buddies. He
tried to do it right and filed with the government for a legal marriage certificate. He received it at great
time and expense. The marriage was a disaster. See our article below. His wife and her two kids just
turned into money sucking vampires. Draining his pension check and then some every month. And a
sizable pension check at that. As well as most of his savings over the last thirty years. Now after doing
the right thing he has to unravel it all. The attorney bill is running into the thousands of dollars and
mounting. He also survived a life threatening illness before all this. So he should be enjoying a great
retirement, living a care free life and he is going through hell. This whole thing is unnecessary. A very
low % of Dominicans get married. Low single digits. They just move in together. Have a family and so be
it. SO TO ALL YOU EXPATS! Let this be a lesson. In our ten years here we do not know of a single Anglo
Dominican marriage that has worked out. NOT ONE. The cultural differences are just too great. Stay
away from marriage here or be prepared for the same mess as our amigo. More to come. Stay tuned
A FOLLOW UP TO OUR SOSUA LOVE AND MARRIAGE STORY
A LITTLE PROBLEM WITH A SOSUA REAL ESTATE PURCHASE...READ THIS
As we have written about several times in the past. You can be Einstein or a PHD in physics from Oxford.
But when guys arrive here their brains shrink to the size of walnuts and all common sense goes out the
window. A friend of ours bought a house nine years ago in Sosua. The problem is the he bought without
getting a proper survey or deslinda as its called here. All this time has passed and thousands spent on
attorney fees, still no results. He would like to sell, but must sell at a dramatically reduced price. What a
mess. We recommend going to Coldwell Banker or several other RE pros in town. Offer one of them the
listing if they get this problem take care of. Or how about just leading or renting and just enjoying this
place? Selling a house here can take a year on average and owners must make huge price cuts during
that time. All the RE offices in Sosua do huge leasing business. Nothing wrong with doing this.
PANDEMIC OF MOTORCYCLE CRASHES IN SOSUA AND CABARETE
We have been reading up on the topic of too many motorcycle crashes.
mainly on the highway between Cabarete, Sosua and Puerto Plata.
Recently, between Union and the Curve Of Death going into Sosua there
were twelve accidents in a 24 hr period. Resulting in twelve injuries.
Three nearly fatal. One crashed into a telephone pole and another head
on into a Jeep resulting in near fatal injuries. Many die on these
stretches of highway. Medical attention is a long ways away in Puerto
Plata. And little if any talk of a Hospital in Sosua. Now more than ever
Sosua needs a hospital. And few ambulances. Not a good situation.
Readers, Ever notice how Sosua Beach is often referred to as
Booming and as a fun North Coast beach town? All of this boom has
taken place with prostitution right in the middle of town for the past
30 years. Hmm, we know lots of builders and realtors here who
support the party scene here and have become multi millionaires
over this period of time. They have sold every house and condo
they have ever built or listed. Sosua has boomed to the point
where the entire town is built out. Sounds like a nice problem to
us. Oh and who do you think rents these places? Three guesses
Sosua Beach is a small beach town located on the North Coast of the
Dominican Republic. It is located between Cabarete, ten minutes to
the East and Puerto Plata, thirty minutes to the West. Sosua is a
legendary party town known for its lively nightlife, bars and discos.
Sosua Main Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the
Caribbean and is lined with close to 150 bars and restaurants. The
water is gin clear and is famous for scuba, snorkeling or just sitting
back and having a cold Presidente Beer on a Sunday afternoon.
Sosua also stirs up a huge amount of controversy which keeps us
busy trying to keep up. Stay tuned for all the Sosua news and
eventos from this tiny town. Never a dull moment in Sosua Beach
SO WHAT DO WE REALLY LIKE ABOUT SOSUA AND THE DR?
For one thing it is the awesome Dominican farmer. Everyday
fruits and vegetables. Year round these guys grow enough
food to feed three Dominican Republics. Every kind of
vegetable we find back home plus bananas, pineapples,
mangos, papayas, melons of every kind, avocate, yuka,
plantenas, All sorts of exotic tropical fruits. Many you never
heard of and of course staples beans, rice and pollo, seafood,
etc. Everyone is well fed here. And have a roof over their
heads and they take care of their elderly. Unlike the EE.UU ?
what country is that? You know that place where homeless
sleep all over the streets? Not here they really take care of their
own. There is so much food here there is an obesity problem.
The majority of adults are over weight. This is a problem with
lots of school aged kids as well. No starvation here. No way.
Got a fishin pole? Get
the message? Now
tour eating pretty
good. And mangos
grow wild everywhere
and year round.
2/20/2017 WE HAVE A BUNCH OF
NEW ARTICLES JUST PUBLISHED.
GO HAVE A READ THEN KEEP
SCROLLING FOR MUCH MORE !
HALLOWEEN 2016 SOSUA, PUERTO PLATA AND CABARETE...LETS PARTY!
A COMMON SENSE PROPOSITION... GIVE US BOCA CHICA ? YES
Here is a common sense idea for the government to chew on. Go ahead and shut Sosua Beach down
100%. Then do with it whatever you want. But, give the single guys Boca Chica. Make this our new party
hub. Why? Well its a town laid out much like Sosua. The Beach, the main blvd with bars and discos and
numerous hotels and condos a short walk away. And its near SDQ. And it has been badly neglected. Now
we hear complaints from guys saying they dont like BC, but if we show up in numbers the town and the
economy will completely rock. Like it does everywhere we go, right? Too much trash on the street? Yes
this is a legit gripe, but the city can clean this up in one hour. The only economic activity is a 8pm
weekend dinner crowd downtown where they close off the street. An average crowd at best. And a
decent Sunday beach crowd with a few restaurants drawing huge crowds. There are two all inclusives.
But the town and the economy are dead. It used to be like the old Sosua. Booming. Give it to us and dont
tamper with it. Boca is not a tourist area. And dont count on investors to save the day. GIVE IT TO US!
Halloween 2016 was a Huge Monster Success in Sosua, Cabarete and
Puerto Plata. Huge crowds and tons of partying went on all night. We got
to Cabarete before the late arriving crowd but got off some great pics of
some very pretty ladies. See right. And of course Clasico Disco and
Marengue Bar in Sosua had overflow crowds and a 12,000 peso prize for
1st Place for best costume. And it was great to see City Lights Disco
packed and rockin. This is a great venue and has out 100% support. We
unfortunately missed the biggest party of all at Kviar Disco in Puerto Plata.
It was Sunday night but after an all nighter with no sleep we had to miss this
one. But will have some nice pics to follow. Loads of pretty ladies, great
costumes and cold Presidente Beer made for a great Halloween Night .
Forget inches of rain. Try feet or meters. The streets become rivers.
And low lying areas are as much as six feet under water. You can float
a boat down Calle Pedro Clisante in Sosua. And with it the power grid
has been a real mess. The DR is 100 years behind is producing good
reliable electricity. Its not unusual to go dark for eight hours. To
survive here you must have a back battery called an inverter in your
home or a diesel generator if you own a business. Running the
inverter means no AC. Just runs the basics or the battery runs dry in
no time. Always an adventure here in SunnySosua? And the N. Coast
OF COURSE THE BIG NEWS HAS BEEN THE FLOODING AND POWER OUTAGES
Fotos courtesy of
AND A GREAT BASEBALL SEASON ENDS WITH AGUILAS FALLING TO LICEY
INTRODUCING SOSUA BEACH
LUST NIGHTCLUB IN
IS ALWAYS ROCKIN
Need a new place to
party? Kviar Disco and
Casino in Puerto Plata
rocks till 6am nightly
WHITE PARTY AT CLASICO DISCO. THE GOOD AND THE DISAPPOINTING
Well, last Saturday night Clasico Disco and Marengue Bar in Sosua
Beach hosted the 2016 White Party. Always a great evento. One we
look forward to. As always it drew a huge crowd at Marengue Bar.
Packed. And upstairs in Clasico. And lots of hot ladies dressed to
the nines in their white outfits. There were six finalists picked from
the crowd. The question is who were the judges? There were
centerfolds throughout and they just did not pick the prettiest
girls. As a matter of fact several were just plain homely. The bride
to the upper left and one other were pretty but the rest? We didnt
even take their pictures. The winner? Well the bride, and yes she
was a real bride. Just got married, finished second. The winner,
not very good looking won RD 10,000 pesos. thats over $200 US.
But it was a great time and please let us choose the talent for 2017!
We guarantee you that we will pick the hottest ladies in the Bar.
PLEASE SCROLL DOWN
FOR THE SO FAR
ON PUERTO PLATA
DOMINICAN RULES ON LOVE, DATING, SEX, MARRIAGE AND UNCLE HECTORS KIDNEY?
SAY WHAT? HUH? Its about time we had a discussion on these touchy subjects. A few nights ago we
heard a woman screaming outside our building. We peeked out the window and saw our Dominican
neighbor beating the crap out of his Dominican girlfriend. He must have punched her in the face ten
or fifteen times. A scene we have witnessed many times in our ten years here in Sosua and the DR.
Two days later they were walking with there two young sons, holding hands and smiling as if nothing
happened. Now this is the mentality your dealing with here. The folks here are just plain different.
Several years ago a friend of ours tried to interfere and break up a similar incident. The girl picked up
a beer bottle and smashed him over the head with it requiring stitches. And she was getting beat up.
Report this to the police? Never Nunca. Dominican women love these guys. They love their own kind.
Another neighbor girl had a baby with a Canadian. Now she could be in Canada living the good life.
But no! She would rather live in a dump with her Dominican Papi Chulo or boyfriend. They fight
constantly. Like cats and dogs. She loves him and will not leave. And the Canadian sends her money
every month. What big guys we are. She gets her water from our building. There is no running water
in her house. Both these fine gentlemen often get drunk and we can hear them vomit. Nice.
Now here is where the American, Canadian and European single guy tourists come in. We come out
here and before we know it, about fifteen minutes after we arrive in Sosua , we have a really hot
Dominican lady hanging all over us. And man it feels great. Like nothing we have had since college.
Just makes us feel like we conquered the world. And nothing wrong with it. And its fun to have a girl
or several here. Its what keep us coming back multiple times per year and spending vast amounts of
money. Like no other tourists. We often fall hard for these girls. Its normal. It happens to all of us.
You might be the second coming of Einstein back home. Here you have the mental capacity of a fruit
fly. Females here will turn your brain to mush and you lose all your common sense. Now she will tell
you she is very single. Rest assured 99% of the time poppy is waiting at home. By the way, my girl
here is almost 25 and still sucks her thumb. Your chances might improve if you can meet a more
upscale professional girl like a nurse or school teacher, who are very well paid here. But we rarely
meet them. And they normally dont seek us out . And no you wont meet these types on the dating
sites. Forget it. We meet girls on the street or online and they wrap us around their fingers. And
sometimes we get married. Just a mistake you should avoid. In all our years here we do not know of
one marriage that has held together. We have a buddy who took his girl to Miami and got married, but
we havent heard from him in years. Another friend started and built a large tour company in Puerto
Plata. He made a fortune here. Millions. Married a Dominican girl, had two kids and spoiled her rotten.
But she just was not happy. They are just too different from us. They split up and he went back to New
York. And beware when you get married here. All of a sudden Uncle Hector needs a kidney. Every
family member has a medical problem and you are expected to pay the bills. The whole family tree will
showing up with a sob story . All false of course. Our retired cop friend who we wrote several articles
about below, fell for this scam and lost a big chunk of his savings. He had no idea he was being
scammed. Oldest scam on the books. See how stupid we get here? And now he is going through a
costly divorce. The marriage is over. Finito. And yes Uncle Hector had a great time at the local brothel
and liquor store. He probably really does need a new liver. OH and yes the neighbors are fighting
again. But they love eachother! STAY TUNED AS ALWAYS. MUCH MORE ON OUR MINDS.
AND YOU JUST NEVER KNOW WHAT YOUR GOING TO SEE HERE IN THE DR
On a recent trip to Santiago we spotted this
classic old Mercury. The owner was fixing a flat
tire, so we took a few pics. We dont know know
year it is but it was in flawless mint condition
inside and out. You just never know what your
going to see here. Always bring your camera.
A Puerto Plata Music Theater
update. New tiles are being laid,
where it was all dirt and sod. And
restrooms are now just being built.
Still no music but it sure is a great
gym. Great for running the steps.
And here is Jake. Our
dog of the week. Please
enlarge the photo. He
lives in Sosua and
needs a home. Contact
us for adoption. It is hell
for street dogs here.
Some Sosua Bar News for 12/27/2016. Pictured here are
some Shocking before and after pics. To the left is the
old Latinos Club. To the right is the same spot which is
the Bourbon Street Restaurant. Amazing the difference.
And to the lower left is of course DLatin Drink packed
and rockin. And lower right is a Xmas day 12/25 pick
showing a heap of rubble. Now Bourbon Street is
doing ok, thanks to our single guys tourist crowd which
supports it. Without us it would shut down in a week. It
took the place of the still closed Rumba Bar. But just
amazing the difference. The good old days.
A ZICA VIRUS UPDATE 12/26. We havent had an update lately. With record rainfall
and no shortage of mosquitoes, we are happy and amazed to report that all the
newborns in the hood are normal. At least five have been born recently and all
appear normal. And no screens. And there is an abatement program, but as you
can see the trucks just blow the pesticide onto the street. Standing water is
everywhere. The coverage has to be very limited. Just amazing, as is every day
we live in this insanity. ZICA what the hell is ZICA? Never heard of it.
A GOOD SOSUA BAR OPP? Maybe for a future project
See pic left. Look at the 2nd story structure above the
clothing store next to Premium Disco. It has been vacant
for over 10 years and needs a ton of TLC and with that
sign removed you can sit up high and look out over Calle
Pedro Clisante. And what a location. Just prime Sosua
bar space. We like very few business ideas here. But this
could be a winner. A better bar climate in Sosua please?
There is loads of money here in the DR. The place is just
flush with cash. Who is making it? To the left is a new
restaurant in Puerto Plata. A year ago this was a vacant
lot. The builders did a masterful job of building this to
1700s architecture. Some real talent here. And to the
right. Two local guys are taking advantage of the Auto
BoomBox Boom . These guys went to work, learned the
business and went out on their own. Always busy with a
new project. And making Big $$$. BLOW YOUT FACE OUT!
Oh come on were just kidding. A lady in the
neighborhood decided to have a giant chicken fry or boil?
HMMM just yummy. Now if you enlarge the pic to the right
you will see what looks like human hands. No! These are
chicken feet. This is a Dominican favorite. They eat em like
candy. Chicken feet? Blahhh! No gracias
KAVIAR WILL BE ON
FIRE NEW YEARS
EVE. THEY KNOW
HOW TO PARTY
BOILED HUMAN HANDS FOR LUNCH ?
NEW YEARS EVE PARTY REVIEW 2017. SOSUA? CABARETE? PUERTO PLATA?
Puerto Plata won hands down as the best place to party on New Years. Cabarete was sub par and
Sosua just stunk as predicted. Sosua had no sound stage, no music no nothing. Except for City
Lights, which drew a huge crowd, Sosua was dead. The worst we have seen it in ten years.
Cabarete, drew a nice crowd but not as lively as usual. The party crowd here is a bit sparce until
11 30 then everyone shows up at once. Then it really picks up. Not as rowdy as in previous years.
But a good time and a great fireworks show. But not too excitng. All the action was in Puerto
Plata. Kviar Casino and Disco was packed and rockin all nght. And Lust Nightclub had a huge
soundstage and live music all night long. A note on Cabarete. The Havana Disco was shut down
and Jose Oshays Sports Bar is no mas and has a new tenant. Lets Party Puerto Plata! Far and away
the best and new bars and discos are opening it seems weekly. Sosua is never very good but this
year just Sucked! Also DLatin Drink is still an ugly junk pile and we heard The new Latin Club Disco
at Playa Chaquita Casino is already closed? Just a tough spot to draw crowds. Stay Tuned
Dlatin Drink is stil a
messy junk pile. A
SOSUA BEACH WELCOMES THE NEW AHNVEE ALL INCLUSIVE FIVE STAR RESORT !
Remember this property to the left ? The old La Esplinada All inclusive Resort at
the far east end of Pedro Clisante? No? Well this place closed in 1998. Yes 20
years ago. To our amazement it is being remodeled into a new 5 star all inclusive
top shelf resort. We mean 150 first rate suites. Some with private pools. And it is
creating 200 badly needed jobs in Sosua. Badly needed. The unemployment rate
here has got to be 30% plus. And we praise and back the new owners 100%. Now
there are some concerns. There are 50 or more all inclusives in the DR. All on the
ocean. This place is a 20 minute walk to Sosua Main Beach. They will have to
provide all day shuttles back and forth to please the guests. It wont be easy.
People want to be on the beach. This will be a challenge. Lets hope they pull it off.
SO HOW DO YOU MAKE MONEY HERE IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC?
Turn your Gas Station into a Bar. Come on you Dummies! Think! Just put in a bar. Bring in some live music and
put chairs around the gas pumps. And this guy and many others are making huge money and getting very
rich. Also car washes do the same thing. At night they convert into bars and discos. Just creative thinking.
Damn these Dominicans are smart when they want to be. This is Capitalism in gone wild Much more to come
here. Damn it why didnt we think of this! These places are packed all night long. Cha Ching Cha Ching!
HAS SOSUA BEACH EVER LOOKED WORSE ? THE LATEST SOSUA NEWS
2/20/2017. Yes Readers, This is supposed to be High Tourist Season and Sosua Beach looks like a
train wreck. Take a look at the below pics. Boarded up buildings, crumbling streets, piles of rubble,
unfinished projects. Come on this is the area where the city is trying to lure in families. No wonder
they are not showing up. Lets see, a modest Super Bowl crowd , a bad high season. We all know
about the mass arrests of tourists this past week for not having their passports and visas with
them at places as the beach and grocery store. The nightlife and the economy are in tragic shape.
Hmmm, Sosua Beach is not looking good. Is the new 5 star Ahnvee Resort open yet? We were
their in January and there was a lot of work to do. They cant be pleased with the current state of
Sosua. On a positive note on 2/16 Clasico Disco is host its annual Valentines Red Party. We
probably wont make it but we hope they draw a nice crowd and may the prettist girl win !
SO FAR A DISAPPOINTING START TO THE CARNIVAL 2017 PUERTO PLATA
We have been looking forward to Carnival in Puerto Plata 2017 for months only to be disappointed
after the first two weeks. So far smallish crowds and very few acts. In past years the parade started
at 4 pm and lasted three hours. This year, one third the acts. And most are bad and not very original.
Not as many grand stands set up so fewer people. And almost no hot female acts. Bad ! The girl
watching is also way off. Looks like we are going to go to La Vega and Santiago next weekend. We
couldnt even find a decent foto op so we published some pics from last years Carnival in Santiago, La
Vega and here in Puerto Plata. But theres three more weeks left. We hope things improve.
THE STREETS IN PUERTO
PLATA ARE GETTING NEW
WATER LINES AND ARE
COMPLETELY TORN UP
Well the wrong team won but we had a great time going to two
Champiionship games between Aguilas of Santiago vs arch rival
Licey from Santo Domingo. Estadia Cibao was loud, roudy and our
ears were ringing for two days after both games. We usually sit in
the box seats behind first base but the scalpers jacked up the prices
way too high so we sat in the bleachers. We were with the real fans.
Thousands of hardcores from both teams. The stadium was packed
to the rafters and packed with pretty ladies. Great baseball and great
girl watching plus ice cold Presidente Beer. And a great time.
AND THE HIGHWAY CARNAGE CONTINUES AND A CLOSE CALL FOR US
THERE IS A LOT
OF MONEY ON
FRANKY FIX IT GET 30 YEARS FOR THE MURDER OF BRENT LEWIS Y THANKYOU
American Frank Surichette and Sosua Beach resident aka Franky Fix It was
convicted and sentenced to 30 years in a Dominican Prison for the 2014
murder of Brent Lewis also an American and owner of the Perla De Sosua
apartment complex. Also convicted was Brents secretary and accomplice
Maria Batista who received a 10 year sentence. Brent was a friend and we
would drop by and have some great chats. These two and one other
accomplice committed the murder to sell off his assets. Brent has just sold
the complex for $500,000 US. His mutilated body was found near the city of
Moca by the Policia National with the help of the FBI in 2015. Congrads to the
Police for the great work. Lets hope Franky serves the entire sentence. And
maybe prison time in the US? Photos courtesy of DETRASDELRUMOR.COM.DO
Just when we think we have seen it all. A Ferrari hitting a cycle. Can you
believe this pic? A $250,000 car hitting a $500 bike. The driver of the cycle
was killed and the Ferrari suffered severe damage. The epidemic of cycle
crashes continues. And we also had a close call. We were outside of our
building feeding a dog when some kid about 16 yrs old came at us on his
scooter or pasola going about 40 plus mph or 64 km per hour. He narrowly
missed us went out of control, skidded about 20 feet into a fence. He suffered
a badly broken leg and what looked like a head injury. He was messed up.
These guys love to drive out of control fast. We live on a side street full of
people including young kids and dogs. Maybe he will learn to slow down !
Another recent fatal crash to the right. Damn it slow down!
MARENGUE BAR AND
OPEN IN SOSUA.
Pictureda bove is
Franky Fix it and his
Batista. Good job FBIe