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, 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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