Sosua said to be best for retirement here on this link, but read the comment, not one person agreed. Too funny http://www.dominicantoday.com/dr/business-and-pleasure/2014/1/11/50193/Sosua-named-one-of-the-best-beach-cities-for-retirement
Another, and another, and another American is scammed in Sosua. http://www.dominicantoday.com/dr/opinion/2013/11/12/49606/An-Americans-clash-with-reality-in-Sosua
Andy, Do you know of any nice modern furnished apartments on the beach or near the beach that includes all services, high speed internet, direct tv, etc which allows small house trained dogs? Between $500 to $800 per month ?
Headline on Sosua News: Government taking firm action against extortion tourist. Read the story and hope. http://www.sosuanews.com/index.php
Hello, finally someone made a real video inside Rumba I think, or on the Sosua strip at night http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv9MBdlcIy8#t=17
Simple solution for someone who wants better audio but does not have a mic. port on their camera but does travel with a smart phone. This can be an iPhone or Android device. Video Cam Microphone Solution Using Ipod/Iphone/Android Device and $5.00 Mic From a Discount Store http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US6_LyyJfVE
I need to figure this out. I put on my wish list of Amazon. Thanks, but do not understand how they hook to my Canon Camera?
Hey Andy, have you considered picking up some cheap mini-mics? You could probably get two of these and a cable joiner for about $5-10 total and improve the audio quality of these videos noticeably. They pack small, too. http://www.amazon.com/HDE-Computer-Clip-Mini-Microphone/dp/B001N0W2B6
Famous person in Sosua, Ray for world record http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyURLSge5H8
Finally, maybe I found something really noteworthy for tourists to the DR, here is 27 waterfalls video link below.
Generally, there are few real tourist attractions. Sosua is beach life, not for tourism, more a lifestyle. The big tourist attraction is Christopher Columbus and is almost ignore by the DR, which is the best tourist attraction of the DR, but this natural one, the 27 waterfalls is also good. Thanks to Rich for pointing it out.
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/malarianimby/
Anyway have made a few friends on FB Nicaragua Ex Pats Group, those with a sense of humor, one told me he spends $500 a Month on drinking, so told hom he is now doing my drinking for me. A lot of newbie expats, especially women, are self conscious, however even they come around and enjoy the circle, the great baby boomer migration from USA, Canada, UK, Western Europe and Australia has begun, in 5 more years the trickle will be a flood in places like Antigua, Lake Atitlan and Granada where everyone wants to cluster, here in El Salvador we have so few expats in one place, except for the surfing beach of el tunco we have no segregation from locals and NO, thank G-d,Ex Pat gated communities as in apartheid Costa Rica! A few natives will benefit, some will hang around to beg or steal and those with properties will make money and prices will rise all around.
Is this a traffic video that gets interrupted by an interview or vice versa?
No See Ems - This nasty bug was driving me crazy. Most people seem to not have a problem. I THINK I FOUND A SOLUTION - Put iodine on your body, spread it around on your stomach, and let it soak in. This changes your chemistry, and keeps the no see ems away. Please test, to see if this works, you need to keep doing, not like an insect spray, but to change the iodine content in your body. You can put iodine on your body to test if you need iodine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Op5wofHZvdY
Is anybody going to La Costera for breakfast? I call it the Cosa Nostra with my motoconcho driver who takes me from Charamicos there for 40 pesos.
Thanks Andy, I am vigorous and healthy...it is way too early to retire and perhaps I could help. Id sure like to.
Please let me know how things go.
Today is Thursday, September 5th. I have an appointment in one hour with the Mayor of Sosua at 1:00 PM, I will ask. This is in Spanish, so maybe I go slow, and she will allow two interviews.
Andy Graham in Sosua, DR.
Dear Madam Mayor,
I am a university professor, very near retirement with specialties in Community Psychology, ethics, and Criminal Justice. Would I be welcome as a volunteer in the municipal government of Sosua or in the national government?
Shall I be a good steward today? Who will fight my battles in my stead? Who will brave forth for me, if I will not brave forth for thee.
The question is, how many times does a person scream, before they become violent. This then is the human response, how many times does a human scream before another humans become willing to stop future violence? There is a line in every humans mind where the buck stops. This man was at the edge of darkness, as I learned now, his name is Roger. He appears to drink too much, too often.
Pushy people are pushy people. If the kid was larger and could have fought back I doubt he would have been hollering or pushing the kid. So the guy is taking out his frustration with the world on the kid. Plan and simple. Im of the Asian ilk. Lets not call the police but settle this right here and now. Pay the kid some money for the push. Push + shouting, um perhaps $25 bucks US. Hurt him where it counts, in the pocket book.
Some man in La Vega is in jail after a girl wanted double what he agreed, or said he agreed to the girl. Never know who is telling the truth?
If you have some news, post it here, keep the gossip down please. Andy Lee Graham
Miami Herald Story about the German Sect - http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/09/02/3601181/dominican-raid-of-sect-compound.html
How to find the Sosua Post office video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de4GiLBkYkg
Evil flourishes when good men do nothing, right on Andy, you tell that dirty old bastard !!!
There is Dengue recently in Sosua http://www.cdc.gov/dengue/
Does anyone know where to buy this Haitian drink? http://www.hobotraveler.com/travel-journal/haiti-energy-drink-marbir.html
Marbir, or Mabir here is Wiki - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauby
Dominican Today Article: German sect leader sent to trial - Guns - Santo Domingo.- The German leader of a Sosua-based religious sect has been ordered to face trial on weapons charges. http://www.dominicantoday.com/dr/local/2013/8/28/48774/German-sect-leader-sent-to-trial
I am trying to get a sixty minute timer here from the USA with Joe M. Here is the things to bring page on MySosua: http://www.mysosua.com/checklist-to-bring-sosua-dominican-republic/index.php
The North Korean government has never controlled the use of opium or marijuana. Rather, they encouraged opium farms on abandoned land in order to earn foreign currency. Marijuana is cultivated along railroad tracks across the nation because it holds the railroads tight, with its deep roots, and contains oils that can be used for industrial purpose. Many gardeners grow opium in their own gardens to be used as a treatment for colitis or diarrhea.
Sounds like heaven and the beer is cheap too. !!
I hate those damned things. Two girls left them in my room and I immediately threw them out. Nothing kills the look a hot, naked Dominicana than one of those damn things.
I am trying to arrange an interview with mayor of Sosua, please help with questions. http://www.mysosua.com/changes-wanted-for-city-of-sosua-dominican-republic/index.php
Dominican judge orders sect leader to face trial
Both men deny committing any crimes. Several officers are being investigated in the alleged theft of cash and jewelry during the raid near Sosua. http://ktvl.com/template/inews_wire/wires.international/3af65f0c-www.ktvl.com.shtml
Prices to advertise online on La Playa - I doulb the page views --- http://www.laplaya-dominicana.com/page-la-playa-price-list-32.html
2 dollar transport to airport http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nL_HxuE_pYM
Wall Street Journal with information of a new restaurant on Sosua strip. http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20130826-903042.html
Says a new entertainment facility in Sosua on the Strip: Winghouse and Entertainment Center
MIAMI, Aug. 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Caribbean International Holdings (Pink Sheets:CIHN), is pleased to announce that it is in the final stages of construction of a new entertainment facility. The Winghouse and Entertainment Center will be located on the strip in Sosua, Dominican Republic
Everyone is driving me crazy about Peter at Passion and the law. Here is the constitution. Note arranging for boom boom is against the law, and is organized crime. http://pdba.georgetown.edu/Constitutions/DomRep/vigente.html
George is leaving tomorrow.
Guardian calls the DR The worlds most dangerous country for drivers is hoping legislation and education will end the disregard for road rules http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/jul/22/dominican-republic-road-safety-law
Here is a 30 minute timer to shut of hot water heater in 30 minutes. 300 to get DR with EPS. http://astore.amazon.com/hoteltrcombookst/detail/B000B8UW9A
Santo Domingo.- The mostly German foreigners living in the gated community La Mulata III in Sosua, Puerto Plata, were part of a strange, heavily armed religious sect which became a company, whose stakeholders staged serious internal conflicts.
A complaint filed August 13, 2012, by five of the Germans prompted an investigation into alleged abuses by Peter Brunk, who served as the leaderâ?? of he sect called The Academy For Future Health AFFH.
Almonds on beach, there are almond trees on beach video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8Z2Eh4zDTw
Chicken Restaurant video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5NfAnnF2xk
Article about stopping enslavement of the Boom Boom girls in Sosua http://www.dominicantoday.com/dr/local/2013/8/21/48697/Dominican-Government-declares-warn-on-prostitute-traffickers
Here is a solid article about the German, they chopped him up. http://elnuevodiario.com.do/app/article.aspx?id=341067
The gossip is a German man was killed in a place behind the Popular Bank with machetes August 19, 2013
Jazz Festival in Puerta Plata http://www.dominicantoday.com/dr/tourism/2013/8/19/48673/Jazz-coming-to-Dominican-Republic-North-Coast
A No Tubi video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzdgGJF6KHk
This man scream 4 times, using sentences like you Mother F--king, shut the F---k up. The first time, I though he just lost it. 2nd time I grew concerned for the kid. Third time, I started to get dressed, and walked up to beach. After the four time, Isabelle, and DR girl pull the kid off the front, into the sand, and he fell 2-3 feet into sand. If I would have got there while in process, I would have beat the man, no doubts. He stopped, and I do not beat men for kicks. I told him my name, and told him he stops, or I will stop him. I told him, I am taking your photo, hollering at any DR person in this manner, is crazy. To holler in a foreign language at a child of 1-2 is insane.
He was over the top, and I got up, and as a white man, stopped another white man from insane, and uncivilized behavior. Understand, I was asleep on the beach, and he work me from roughly 40 feet away, against the noise of waves, and wind, etc. But, locals see Western people as upper level status we are like the rich in the DR, it is a dangerous for them to fight back, this is a highly corrupt nation, and the rich are always in abuse. I was the only white guy. Josh the Netherlands man was allowing the man to abuse his place, and not everyone on the planet has the ball to stand up, take a photo, post it, and say, I live in Plaza Sosua, I am not ashamed to say, I did the right thing.
I am 100 percent sure I am doing the right thing here. He needs stopped, he is 100 percent out of control insane with his sense of I am superior to the local, and they should have stopped him.
This is not a beach full of good people, this area is a full of m-o-n-g-e-r, who get out of control. But 1-2 year old black kid, I who I do not even think could talk, against a 60 year old drunk is nuts.
I do not need approval to know when something is obviously insane. I do not drink alcohol. If I get his name, I may go the police to see if there is laws, we are not in the USA, in Africa, in Togo, Ghana, they would have beat the man, but they are a higher quality culture there, than here. This is more along the lines of New York city ghetto, but nobody has the right to be screaming at 1-2 year old children as if it is a dog.