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    Red tape castle and busy bank......

    by schurlif Written Apr 30, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Taking a walk you might be interested that in Calle Ayuntamiento are the "Municipality Offices", which translates in my opinion into something like the city hall , a sure red tape and much ink bet...
    Further up where Calle Ayuntamiento hits Calle Pedro Clisante you will find a user friendly, ready for international money transfer bank , Banco Santa Cruz , the major buyer of U$ dollars in the DR....

    Fondest memory: My best memory lately of Sosúa was when I was credited the down payment for the lots I had been trying to sell but couldn't because of my abusive neighbors, Rick and Mary Green , both from GB. I finally did sell my lots and actually receiving the down payment in my Miami bank account felt like waking up from a nightmare.....
    Watch out when dealing with real estate in Sosúa, check out my warning and danger tips.....

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    Checkpoint Pub and Sandwich Bar

    by Hermanater Updated Dec 30, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Before going to the Dominican Republic I did some research on the internet. I entered a forum and asked what to do during Christmas. Well, this is how I met Colleen. She runs the Checkpoint Bar and Sandwich Bar with her husband. When we walked up to the bar and I asked if she was Colleen (sosuagal), she knew who I was right away. Even though she was very busy, she still had time to fill us in on ATM machines, beach vendors, where to snorkel, where to rent beach chairs, where to shop………

    If you in Sosua Bay, you must stop in and say hi…..

    Fondest memory: The Pub is located in Beach Way Plaza, Sosua.

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    The Domincan Peso

    by lamentforicarus Updated Sep 20, 2005

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    Favorite thing: The Dominican currency steadily depreciated for the first several year of the new millennium, reaching an exchange rate of nearly 60 DOP to 1 USD in early 2004. Since that time, the Dominican Peso has gained ground on the dollar and at the time of writing (2005) converted at approximately 30 DOP to 1 USD. Currently, the Dominican Peso is exchanged as follows:

    24 DOP - 1 Canadian Dollar
    2.7 DOP - 1 Mexican Peso
    12 DOP - 1 Brazilian Real
    36 DOP - 1 Euro Dollar
    52 DOP - 1 British Pound
    23 DOP - 1 Swiss Franc
    3.6 DOP - 1 Chinese Yuan
    0.26 DOP - 1 Japanese Yen
    11 DOP - 1 East Caribbean Dollar
    0. 47 DOP - 1 Jamaican Dollar
    0.7 DOP - 1 Haitian Gourde

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