Santo Domingo - Post Report Question and Answers

Knowing what you know now, would you still move to this city?

In my opinion, there is a lack of leadership that has been causing various challenges and inefficiencies within the organization or community. Leadership plays a pivotal role in setting the tone, making crucial decisions, and fostering a sense of purpose and unity. - Sep 2023

Not to the Dominican Republic city. Traffic is terrible. - Oct 2021

No. - Feb 2021

Yes. This was a great experience. - Jan 2021

No way Jose. - Jul 2019

No. I've visited over 60 countries and this is by far my least favorite country that I've visited or lived in (and I've been to poorer countries, and two war zones). Living here has not been easy for me, and I have had a very hard time with the other drivers. - Jan 2019

Yes. - Nov 2016

No. - Apr 2016

Nope. I would have opted for another location if I had known. - Jan 2016

Not a chance. - Jan 2016

Not a chance - Aug 2015

Nope. - Aug 2015

Absolutely! - Aug 2014

YES! It is a beautiful, friendly country with great opportunities for travel. If you are a beach person, it doesn't get any better than this. - Jul 2013

Yes, I wish that I could stay longer. - Apr 2013

No. Absolutely not. - Apr 2013

I might, but my kids wouldn't want to because of the school. - Jan 2013

Yes. - Jun 2012

One tour is enough. - Jun 2012

Yes, but definitely only for a 2-year tour. It'd be a tax on my sanity to spend a third year here. - Mar 2012

Absolutely! I wish they would let me extend my tour here, but they won't let me! This place is great!! - Feb 2012

Oh God no - Feb 2012

No. - Oct 2011

Yes, it's been a good experience. It can be frustrating but it could be worse. - Jun 2011

Umm, NO. - May 2011

no, the management section has a notorious reputation of being very incompetent. everything is a fight, nobody is proactive, and there is a general lack of caring. it takes repeated follow up emails to verify that things get done. expect to live in a hotel for 2-3 months because they rarely have housing ready. getting services like internet, phone, repairs to your house, outages, and paying bills is a laborious and frustrating process. also, this is not punta cana, its a big trash filled typical 3rd world dump of a capital. flights are expensive back home, about 400-600USD. embassy is divided into 8 compounds, so its hard to interact with mentioned before, dominicans are some of the rudest, most arrogant, and incompetent people i have ever met.its makes developing meaningful relationships and friendships nearly impossible. - Nov 2010

Not a chance. - Aug 2010

Yes. It has been a good post for us, despite the stress. We enjoy the climate and have met some nice people. We have a nice home, and the embassy provides water delivery and a generator, bars on the house for safety, Dominican watchmen (guards) that come and walk around our property every half hour, and screens on our windows to protect against mosquitoes. So we feel pretty safe, and not having to deal with power outages makes life a bit easier. - Jun 2010

No way. - May 2009

I might want to visit people I've come to love here. Surfers like to come back, though. - Nov 2008

I don't regret this life-learning experience, but I never want to live here again. Ever. I'm still deciding if I'd even come visit again. . . i.e. if it's worth all the other baggage that you have to put up with. The way I see it, there are too many other places in this world to explore now that I"ve been here. - Oct 2008

Maybe. - Aug 2008

I could not in good faith recommend coming to this post. - Jun 2008

Never. I'm glad I'll be posted to Rio this summer. - Feb 2008

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