T – Z: Time,Tolerance,Trash, Trujilo, Unemployment, United States, Violence, Women

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Time - is, as we all know - a relative thing. It is even more relative in Dominican Republic. If you have appointment with someone in DR, let's say on [...read more...]

 Tolerance -The Dominicans are, generally speaking - people who are not easily bothered with anything and they seem to be tolerant society. For example - the [...read more, 70 % of content inside...]

 Trash -waste, garbage - that's what is the left after consumption of goods made by human. Nobody actually knows what to do with it - and this problem is best seen in so called developing countries. In Dominican Republic there are [...read more, 70 % of content inside...]

The people in Dominican Republic has actually no respect for [...read more, 70 % of content inside...]

trash dump, dominican republicSad view in Dominican Republic - trash dump, located just at the beautiful coast of Carribean Sea. Enriquillo, Barahona province.

The problem, that in my opinion is most important these days - total devastation of our Home - Planet Earth is best seen in developing countries. Why ? Because here nobody cares about recycling, yet the people here - still produce a lot of trash. If you go to any shop in Dominican Republic, and if you buy there even the smallest thing (like apple for example or chocolate) - the clerk will always give you plastic bag for it. Actually - he will give you plastic bag for any thing. And what is going on later with that plastic ? You guessed it right...Same situation is in cafeterias - you go to buy any juice, and they will always sell it in plastic cup...What's going on with it later ? You guessed right...

The people here in DR have no conscience of this problem at all...

Some ecologists and scientits say that [...read more, 70 % of content inside...]

Let's take a good example of what I mean here - and let's go to Enriquillo in Dominican Republic. This is one of the most charming dominican towns, filled with natural beauty of the beaches and sea. So having all that in mind - amazing, beautiful landscape - 100 meters later you have [...read more, 70 % of content inside...]

Trujilo -was a dominican dictator, ruling this country for 30 years, until 1961. The life during Trujilo reign was - as historicans and witnesses of that time say - hard for the people who were in conflict with him (which means - anyone who questioned his authority). Each small sign of political resistance was banned, the oponents were being killed and tortured and the police that was spying on the citizens - was well developed and organised.

Trujilo quickly became the [...read more, 60 % of content inside...]

Trujilo , being quite strange person, was the author of many interesting projects for the Dominican Republic. He considered [...read more, 70 % of content inside...]

Unemployment - in Dominican Republic the unempoyment rate is HIGH. And those of Dominicans who actually have a job - often complain (and not without reasons !) for really low salaries that dont allow them to even live on basic level. The unemployment problem in Dominican Republic is often being resolved through activity of many Dominicans - who try to earn some money by [...read more, 70 % of content inside...]

Some of the unemployed people actually live from what their grow on their fields and farms - and that's how they can survive...Many Dominicans also get some money from family that emigrated to US or Europe or from some foreign lovers who sometimes may send them some "gifts" and money from abroad.

United States - is the main destination country for Dominicans to search for work abroad. Dominicans have one opinion about living in US - is the country filled with money and living there is like living in Paradise. Well, comparing it with salaries in DR - it's truly is. Many people in US earn more in one hour than average Dominican earns in whole week....Interesting, isnt it ?

The most of the Dominicans who emigrate to US do most basic jobs, like [...read more, 80 % of content inside...]

 Violence - there is going opinion about Dominican Republic that it is actually really violent country. And the statistics seem to confirm it. However - [...read more, 80 % of content inside...]

antiviolence poster, Dominican RepublicAnti - violence poster in Dominican Republic, somewhere in Samana Penisula

Well, the only time when I saw the different face of Dominican men was when I saw the cockfight, somewhere in the country (which is actually very popular show here). Imagine dozens of drunk Dominicans, crowded in one place and betting on their favorite "cock" - well, there was some kind of spirit of agression in there...Thank God I didnt experience any other type of violence here in DR. Maybe I was just lucky, or not too stupid to be reason for the violence - who knows.

dominican girlDominican girl. 10/10 ?

Women -oh yes, Dominican women. One of the reasons (and for some - most important) why so many tourists come to this country. Dominican women are just like dominican population [...read more, 80 % of content inside...]

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