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How Info Dominican Republic Came To Life?

My peaceful and simple life was flipped upside down back in January 2014. My husband’s work had us move to Dominican Republic.

I was dreading it. I wasn’t too keen on moving.

After weeks, I figured change often brings good things.

At this point, my worry shifted to the lack of access to the things I enjoy in Canada. So over the next few weeks, I frantically bought and packed box after box.

When I thought I was done. I found myself buying and packing some more. I must admit, I might have overdone it but you know, a girl can never be too prepared.

Finally D-Day arrived, my husband, 3 kids, dog and I flew to Dominican Republic.

I was happy as a clam to escape the harsh Canadian winter. No more boots, puffy coats, chapped lips and terrible dry skin.

It was supposed to be an 18-month relocation but fast forward to 2020 and …

Yes, you guessed right.

We are still in Dominican Republic and enjoying every minute. Every year we decide to stay for one more year.

I remember 30 years ago as a kid, we all knew our neighbours, we were all friends. I was always outside playing, even in winter.

The North Coast community has that feel, it is like a breath of fresh air. Kids are outside riding bikes with friends or on the beach having fun. The complete opposite of the sterile feel of North America where people walk around with blinders glued to their phones.

My children attend International School of Sosua (ISS). Unlike North America with 30 kids per classroom, ISS class room is on average 10-12 students. Despite the small school size, my children have more friends here than they did in Canada. They love the weekly playdates & get togethers.

For the most part, living in Dominican Republic is a hell of a lot simpler than in North America, though there are few things that are way too complicated.

Luckily, I have discovered many tricks and shortcuts.

In my blog I will share all sorts of money saving tips, scary, strange, fascinating & fun facts, shortcuts and how-tos.

If you have any questions, comments, or just want to let me know what a great job I do, contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you!

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