Life and Times of the Dominican Gringa

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Life and Times of the Dominican Gringa
This is a blog of my life in Dominican Republic, my thoughts on life and the way I view things around me. I am Janette Keys. I moved to Dominican Republic from Mars, Pennsylvania November 2001.
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  • My Bad Spanish 1 week ago You would think after living here for over 13 years that I would speak perfect Spanish – WRONG. You might think that I could speak very good Spanish – WRONG. Are you asking if I speak just a little..or un chin..well, most of the time. I speak Spanish MACHUCAO! Machuca. All mashed or beaten up....
  • Broken Jackhammer 3 weeks ago After morning romp with he dogs I was planning on coming back home and going back to bed. I got me some mangoes in the fort and made some some frozen mango banana yogurt juice, a cup of coffee and filled my big mug with ice water and sat down to do a little Facebook […]
  • A Dove Visited My Apartment 2 months ago This Easter Sunday morning I took the dogs out for their morning romp as usual. Buenagente spent the night with Teli and me. We walked around collecting the other dog friends so they could all play. . We ended up going down to Playita Montecinos which we do not visit like we used to. Since […]
  • Rooster Rescue 3 months ago I have written before how much Dominicans love their roosters. They are sometimes as much a part of the family as their children. Here in DR Cock Fighting is still a widely accepted sport. There was an animal protection law passed last year and the only way they could get it passed was to make […]
  • Beach Junk Stories - Ice Cream Party 4 months ago Today at Playita Montecino there was a party going on. They even asked Teli, The Dominican Dog, to guard to make sure no one came to bother them. Soccor Boy, Big Blue Fish and Smiling Green Dinosaur had a big pink ice cream cone that they were all partaking of. They were having a swell […] Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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15:42 PM November 21, 2012

Hi Jan, not sure if you remember me, we were in contact back in 2002/2003 I went to visit you in SD with my now husband Carlos I believe at that time you were dating a Carlos as well. We lost contact around the time of your son's passing and my heart goes out to you. We were in SD in April and I was wondering if you still lived there by the park. If you receive this message I would love to hear from you. your friend in Canada Barb

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