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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!
AND WHERE ARE THE BIKINI CONTESTS?
And on the subject of droughts, we havent had
a good bikini contest here in a few years.
These are huge fun. We have a great idea.
Lets have a contest and invite Mayor Neuman .
If she shows up she will have one great time.
They have these all over the world., every
weekend. No harm done. Just Fun! The beer
is on us. No harm in a little fun.
OUR FREE SOSUA, PUERTO PLATA, CABARETE AND D.R. SAFETY TIPS
OK Readers, Here are some tips to keep you safe in the DR. First off as mentioned above last week a
76 yr old man and his wife were walking on a street in Puerto Plata, not too far from Central Park. He
was gunned down and robbed. This was 10 am, Fortunately, security cams identified the killers. Police
tracked down one of them, a 22 yr old Dominican man, then shot and killed him. There were two. The
other one is stiil on the loose. Congrads to the Policia National for some great work.
First off, LEAVE THE ROLEX AT HOME AND BRING THE TIMEX ! No one cares about your bling here.
One guy in particular that comes to Sosua must have 2 lbs of gold chains around his neck and a
diamond studded watch. This guy is crazy. Just asking to get robbed. Good thing there are lots of
people and cops in the Sosua Party Zone. No body cares about your bling here except thieves.
Nobody in impressed. And carry only small amounts of cash. 1000 pesos is about $22 US. Thats alot of
beer and Hennesy. Put the rest in your lock box. You can always go back for more. Do not let your
wallet dangle out of your back pocket. We see this stupidity all the time. And the iPhones. These are
also hanging out of too many pockets. These are probably the most stolen item. Can we suggest a
holster? They are about $10 on Ebay. When in your hotel room. Lock up everything of value. Dont
take anything for granted. When using the ATM, do this during the day, not at night. Do not flash
cash. When a tourist goes to the ATM, trust us, somebody is watching you. Make it quick. Last year
another German, who carried large amounts of cash was gunned down and robbed in the La Sirena
parking lot in Puerto Plata. Someone probably tipped these guys off that this guy was carrying large
amounts of cash. They then followed him to this location. This was 2pm in the afternoon. la Sirena is
similar to a Target or Walmart.
If you are renting here, better stick with a condo or apartment. Only rent a villa in a guarded gated
community. Do not isolate yourselves in an unguarded stand alone place. A friend of ours and a long
time resident of Sosua was robbed recently. He rents a house up a dark road outside of Sosua. He
was in town and his daughter at school, when five armed robbers broke in. Pistol whipped his wife
and stole laptops, cash, cameras and a flat screen. Stay in a guarded development. Especially if
your a couple. There are a thousand condos , apartments and hotel rooms available. Much Much
safer. Out in the countryside you are a sitting duck.
These tips are good wherever you travel. If you are in the DR and staying in an All Inclusive resort
you have little to worry about. And if you are on a cruise ship. The high traffic areas are loaded
with cops. Central Park in Puerto Plata is very safe. As are the high traffic areas of Sosua and
Cabarete. Just do not isolate yourself day or night in a low traffic area. Oh and yes the US has one
of the highest crime rated in the world if not the highest. This is not just a DR problem. Abide by
these tips and you will have a much safer trip. But nothing is guaranteed. Just be aware at all
times. This is a great spot to visit and . Oh, and stay sober too. Dont get loaded.
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SOSUA BEACH, CABARETE, PUERTO PLATA
SURF LIQUORS SOSUA
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 WINTER 2016-2017 UPDATES
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
FINALLY SOME REAL TALK ON PROSTITUTION IN SOSUA AND THE DR
First off the worlds oldest profession has been here in Sosua and the Dominican Republic since probably
people twenty. The vast majority of this business are between Dominicans, not tourists. Tourists make up
a timy fraction. Maybe 5% at most. Very few. Prostitution has been in Sosua since the mid 1980s and the
town has flourished. Luxury developments such as Sea Horse Ranch, Casa Linda and the Residential
Hispanola developments have all been built with the party going on in the middle of town. Most Bars,
Hotels, Restaurants and all supporting businesses have come to rely on this huge cash flow coming into
the area. As a matter of fact the largest and most successful restaurant is 80% single male travelers.
Nothing has changed over the past 30 years. Just more luxury housing and condos. But in 1996
authorities decided to shut down the bars and discos. The result was economic collapse. There were
five planes per day coming in from Germany to POP. That immediately dropped to one per day. That is 35
flights to 7 or less. The flights never did come back to normal. This was in the days before cell phones and
internet. Sosua was one giant street party open 24 hours. . Sorry we missed it. But nothing but empty
businesses and mass unemployment resulted. . There was little choice but to bring it all back. And the
party started back up and got pretty much back to normal with other tourists filling the gap. Now in 2016
Sosua is once again shutting down. The latest bar to shutter is Rumba. The result is once again empty
businesses, pissed off business owners and no one on the streets. The only major bar currently open is
Classico Disco. That will not keep the party alive. Girls are getting arrested. Its just a mess. Pedro
Clisante in once again being closed off from 6pm to 6am. This failed once so why do it again? Businesses
are closing. Unemployent is rising and so is the crime rate. How long this will go on? Its anybodies
guess. And the bars are closing 12 midnight and 2am on weekends. They say this is to make it safer for
families and seniors. Say what? There are no families and few seniors. Arent they home in bed by 9pm?
Families have never shown up here after a six year effort. They go to the all inclusives and are crazy not
to. No way can the the small hotels in Sosua compete with these. The Ais have cheap packages that
include everything. Cheap flights, meals, entertainment and internet all in one. Remember kids want
Facebook these days. The result is a very dead Sosua. It is the slowest we have seen it in ten years.
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 ???
LARGE PROTEST IN SOSUA OVER BAR AND BUSINESS CLOSINGS
UPDATE ON THE NEW MUSIC THEATER IN PUERTO PLATA .., MUSIC POR FAVOR
On Wed. August 31 there was a large protest rally on Pedro Clisante and in front of the police station..
And Its about time. Present were members of the various labor and vendor associations and taxi and
transport organizations that have been impacted by the bar and restaurants in slow down in Sosua. The
bars are required to close at 12pm during the week and 2am on weekends. And the senseless closing of
Rumba Bar and others who have had stellar track records with few if any problems. The result has been
up to 200 more job losses and dozens of businesses on the brink of going bankrupt. We cannot think of a
business in Sosua that has not felt the impact of the present slowdown. The largest and best known
restaurant in town gets 80% of its business from the single male tourists has been hit hard as have all of
the hotels. salons and other support businesses. The small street vendors have been especially hard
hit. No reason for this. Its no wonder the crime rate has skyrocketed. The families are just not coming.
And in any event they would not be out late at night. Sosua is am unabashed party town. This messing
with the chemistry here has proven a disaster. Its Time to open the town up and with it the Party.
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
And to our amazing friends at Presidente Beer. Maybe its time to get involved in the goings on in
Sosua. The beer and rum companies must be losing two truckloads of beer and spirits daily. Have you
checked the books lately? We just got an email from a friend just in Sosua and they were arresting
girls in large numbers again. Even hotel and restaurant workers are being tossed. Reminds us of the
week current Mayor llana Neuman was elected in 2010. There were so many arrests that the hotels and
restaurants had to give their female workers photo ids just to make it to the taxi stand without being
arrested. Looks like we are going back to that. Lets hope not but it may deja vue all over again. Its
time the beer and rum companies get together and flex a lot of muscle.
ON A SERIOUS NOTE TO THE BEER AND RUM COMPANIES
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.
MORE SOSUA BAR UPDATES AND NEWS 10/11. JUST WHEN WE THOUGHT .
Just a few more notes and comments we have been picking up from other Sosua websites. Everyone uses
the excuse that its slow because of low season. Baloney! Nonsense! Lets see, a guy comes here and meets
a girl. Now do you really think he gives a damn if its July or January? Of course not. A little bit of heat? Just
turn on the AC or go to the beach jump in and cool off. The girls we meet here keep us coming back every
time we get a few days off from work. Guys come here five and six times per year and is their only vacation
spot. Try getting that loyalty from families. Uh No. This low season thing just started the last few years since
the bar closings started. Sosua always had a minor low season with little pain.
MORE NONSENSE WE NEED TO CLEAR UP. LOW SEASON?
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.
12/5 There is alot on our minds
this week so STAY TUNED. Lots
of new info coming.
HALLOWEEN 2016 SOSUA, PUERTO PLATA AND CABARETE...LETS PARTY!
We could reason with Mayor Neumann, she pulls off more nonsense. As you
know she agreed to extend the bar hours an extra hour to 1 and 3 am during the
week and weekends. But then she announced that all the tables and chairs
have be removed from the streets so tourists can have enough space to walk
past. There is plenty of space. At least 6 extra feet. You could weigh 1000 lbs.
and stiil walk through. All this does is further slow an already bad economy. One
of the nice things about Sosua is sitting outside and having a drink or a meal.
Now its all moved inside. The streets of Sosua are very empty. Where are the
families? And who would want to open a bar or restaurant in Sosua right now?
ABSOLUTE UP TO THE SECOND SOSUA BAR NEWS AND UPDATES 11/29
BOCA CHICA ???
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!
A COMMENT ON THE ADSS AND WHATS ON OUR MINDS TODAY 10/22
Well, much to our surprise the 10k race drew a pretty good turnout. They paid out some good prize
money which helped. RD15000 pesos or about $325 US went to the winners. The runners were grouped
by age and sex, so we are not sure how much of those top prizes were paid out. But that is big money
for the DR. But where are the runners in Sosua? You hardly ever see a runner here in town or
Cabarete. And they were not tourists. Must have come up from Puerto Plata or even Santiago? We just
dont know. But as you know money talks. Now the ADSS is the Association For Sustainable Development
Of Sosua. But the race was over and done in one hour and everyone went home. No hotel rooms were
booked. No meals served in the restaurants. Maybe some water or Gatorade sales and that was about it.
No economic stimulis whatsoever. And as far as development in Sosua, the town is built out. There is
little room for new development. Just bulldoze and rebuild. But no one wants to foot the bill . And
families and couples continue to flock to the All Inclusives. There are five highly rated ones in Puerto
Plata. And they dont come to Sosua. The cruise ship crowd has not shown up either. That was a bust.
And dont forget Cuba in the near future. What we have now in Sosua is a number of vacant bars and
restaurants. An economy in shambles. Unemployment at a record high as is the crime rate. So far
nothing. No progress. The ADSS needs to buy up properties and redevelop ASAP. The Sosua economy
is a wreck. Business owners, taxi drivers, even the artists. are going through bad times. We all need to
see some results fast. Its now or never for Sosua. ADSS, its time to do something now.
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
AT ILOVESOSUA.COM WE SAY LETS PLAY BALL. BATTER UP!
NOW FOR SOME FUN. We dodged the rain made our annual trek to
Santiago for the Aguilas - Licey Baseball game. Aguilas is the team from
Santiago and Licey is their bitter rival Licey fron Santo Domingo. It was a
hoot. The crowd here drinks way more whiskey and hard liquor than
beer and things got pretty roudy by the 6th inning. There was a near
sellout crowd but late arriving. The ball park was empty in the first inning
then filled up by the 4th. Licey won and the home crowd was not happy.
No feliz. Just a little rain in the 8th but not too bad. Yah, it was fun. The
place was loaded with sexy bartenders and lots of pretty ladies.
pour us a whiskey!
INTRODUCING SOSUA BEACH
STAY TUNED LOTS OF NEW
STUFF COMING SOON IN THIS
SPOT. AND WHILE YOUR HERE
KEEP ON SCROLLING DOWN
AND HAVE A READ.
12/2 NO RAIN FOR A DAY
NOW. ALL IS SUNNY AND
BEAUTIFUL. AT LEAST
FOR NOW. STAY TUNED
The insanity just never stops here in Sosua Beach. We stopped by the
former Passions Nightclub and its being turned into a hotel. See photos to
the left There are new rooms and a pool being built. The bars have been
completely torn out. What kind of hotel? We as usual have no idea. Owner
Peter has a vast amounts of cash. He must have an oil well in Texas.
Passions closed and he just keeps on building. He owns Piano Bar
downtown. And now for DLatin Drink. See photo to the right. The building
has pretty much been demolished and a steel beam and new frame are
being built. What will this be? Chinese takeout? We wont know till the sign
goes up. But a new $300,000 building was destroyed. This place was built
in 2012 and was a perfectly good structure. And as mentioned Saturday
night was a great party night with the White Party bringing a huge crowd to
Marengue Bar and Clasico Disco. Always a pleasant surprise
Seasons Greetings from
Need a new place to
party? Kviar Disco and
Casino in Puerto Plata
rocks till 6am nightly
Also, Stay tuned
for more Dating
insanity. Its a
mine field here
in the DR.
LOTS COMING AND WE
MADE LOTS OF SPACE.
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.
WE ARE LOOKING
CARNIVAL 2017 IN