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Topic subjectDon’t drink from the minibar in D.R.
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13337647, Don’t drink from the minibar in D.R.
Posted by legsdiamond, Tue Jun-11-19 07:08 AM

Six American tourists have mysteriously died in recent months at resorts in the Dominican Republic. The FBI is helping local authorities investigate these deaths.

Robert Wallace traveled the world with his wife and friends say he worked hard and played even harder. But his niece said he fell ill almost immediately after drinking a scotch from the minibar at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and was dead just three days later in April.
13337648, Don’t drink? At this point it might be don’t go.
Posted by Innocent Criminal, Tue Jun-11-19 07:15 AM
13337649, Never really been interested and won't even entertain the thought...
Posted by Creole, Tue Jun-11-19 07:17 AM
of it at all now.

13337745, the DR is quite lovely
Posted by akon, Tue Jun-11-19 02:48 PM
i dont know about all the negative news at the moment

i was there for about a month and traveled pretty much everywhere
(santo domingo, san pedro de macoris, san cristobal, altagracia etc etc) and had the best time at boca chica beach

granted... i never did the resorts and this was a few years back.
i would go again in a heartbeat.
13337752, the news lately is a little scary
Posted by makaveli, Tue Jun-11-19 03:06 PM
I get people thinking twice, but the chances of something bad happening to you are pretty slim. Whatever happened at these hotels, they better not try to cover it up.
13337828, Even with poverty/treatment of Haitians
Posted by Bluebear, Wed Jun-12-19 09:26 AM
and general exploitation that's seemingly prevalent?
13337832, Boca Chica was cool Lol
Posted by Mori, Wed Jun-12-19 09:28 AM
The DR is really fascinating. I think black people are drawn there because it has such a profound culture, beautiful people of all shades, hues and body types.

I have been twice and would like to go back once this crime dies down. I hope they an pull it together. But I don't think it is good for these islands to become too dependent on toursim any way.
13337652, right.
Posted by FLUIDJ, Tue Jun-11-19 07:26 AM

"Get ready....for your blessing....."
"Bury me by my Grand-Grand and when you can come follow me"
13337651, crazy
Posted by FLUIDJ, Tue Jun-11-19 07:23 AM
Very scary....
13337653, had a trip planned to the Nickolodeon resort down there
Posted by tomjohn29, Tue Jun-11-19 07:47 AM
might cancel it now and go on a Disney Cruise
shit is spooky
Add on top of that Big Papi getting shot
13337655, What’s up with these Disney Cruises
Posted by legsdiamond, Tue Jun-11-19 08:05 AM
my coworkers love them.

It sounds weird to me to be on a Disney inspired cruise but they say it’s great because the kids stay engaged so parents can do their thing.
13337668, We love Disney stuff *shrugs*
Posted by tomjohn29, Tue Jun-11-19 09:44 AM
the kids dont like rides yet
they love disney characters
last time we went i ran a 5k on the Disney private island lol
so much stuff to do for adults
and child care is FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
new ships coming next year and the year after
13337683, Word. No judging
Posted by legsdiamond, Tue Jun-11-19 10:50 AM
Just found it odd the first time I heard it.

They love Disney stuff too.

Thought there might be more to it.

13337654, went on vacation there a few years ago
Posted by Crash Bandacoot, Tue Jun-11-19 07:54 AM
didn't like it. weird vibe.

- very secluded/isolated resort
- old white men frolicking on the beach with young thot locals
-+ i nearly overdosed on pina coladas and banana mamas
- didn't get the feeling they really liked americans
- locals seemed plastic/fake/brainwashed
- so much seaweed on the beach, they had to truck it out
13337664, These are the worst few weeks of press DR has had since Trujillo
Posted by Teknontheou, Tue Jun-11-19 09:13 AM
13337677, The colorism stuff had me...
Posted by Creole, Tue Jun-11-19 10:38 AM

And now these "mysterious" deaths.

Nah! I'm good! Other places to see the oceans and seas from.
13337680, Stay out of the D.R. until they treat Haitians with respect and dignity
Posted by Case_One, Tue Jun-11-19 10:47 AM


“It was the evidence from science and history that prompted me to abandon my atheism and become a Christian.” — Lee Strobel, The Case for Christ
13337751, ^^^^^^^this. I was done after I heard the whole sordid history.
Posted by Damali, Tue Jun-11-19 03:06 PM
13337764, thank you!
Posted by kevb, Tue Jun-11-19 03:45 PM
13337792, hear hear!
Posted by Errol Walton Barrow, Tue Jun-11-19 09:19 PM
13337721, We use to go all the time.
Posted by Buddy_Gilapagos, Tue Jun-11-19 01:34 PM
It's a cheap trip from NYC and not that far to get to a resort and chill. Were at that very Hard Rock for New Years.

With the bad press lately we've been reconsidering. Not so much that bad stuff is happening, but they are being MAD suspect about releasing info.

"Everyone has a plan until you punch them in the face. Then they don't have a plan anymore." (c) Mike Tyson

"what's a leader if he isn't reluctant"
13337766, All inclusive resorts are trash.
Posted by Ryan M, Tue Jun-11-19 03:58 PM
First and foremost - they're always in parts of the country that are torn by poverty but OMGz look at the beaches. It feels gross.

Secondly - the food is BEYOND trash. It's garbage. My stomach took a week to recover.

Last is this point up above. They very clearly replace alcohol with god knows what to save money. I was in Mexico 2 years ago for a friend's wedding (never again), and the alcohol always tasted off. It also didn't really seem to work in the same way - I could drink 10 margaritas and barely feel a thing. One night, after drinking wine, I got violently ill in a way I hadn't before or since. I thought at first, MAYBE I just overindulged and this was a hangover or something - but it was not.

Shortly after I found out a few tourists had died and they'd seized thousands of liters of bootleg liquor in the same region I was staying in. So yeah, fuck these places for putting their guests in danger and taking advantage of the locals and their poverty. So disgusting.
13337787, Male tourists only go for the putas.
Posted by isaaaa, Tue Jun-11-19 07:56 PM
everything else is b.s. Those exploiters could care less.

Anti-gentrification, cheap alcohol & trying to look pretty in our twilight posting years (c) Big Reg
13337790, 2 poisonings, 2 "car accident", 3 inhaled cheap pesticide
Posted by Riot, Tue Jun-11-19 08:13 PM
1 woman beat and left for dead,

and a gang of dudes in travel groups still vouching for it cuz of $40snatch
13337814, They shot Big Papi in the back.
Posted by legsdiamond, Wed Jun-12-19 08:16 AM
13337921, supposedly he was hitting homeruns wit a drug kingpin's wife
Posted by Riot, Wed Jun-12-19 12:04 PM
but bad look for dominican celebrities coming home and getting shot up. horrible look considering the timing of everything else

folk saying haiti put a curse on em to ruin the tourist industry smh