Santo Domingo - Post Report Question and Answers

Is it easy to make friends with locals here? Are there any prejudices or any ethnic groups who might feel uncomfortable here?

Yes. - Sep 2023

Yes, if you speak Spanish. - Oct 2021

It seems that the darker your skin is, the worse you will be treated. - Feb 2021

It can be hard to break out of the expat bubble. People I know who were most successful either had kids in common or were pursuing a hobby. Spanish can be helpful in this, though many Dominicans do speak English. - Jan 2021

No, I have not found it easy to make friends with locals. Some of the best advice I received here from a local was "nothing is free in the DR, everyone wants something". - Jan 2019


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