At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at the Dominican Republic and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.
Drinking The Whole Bottle
A fun and sometimes irreverent blog written by an American expat who now lives in the Dominican Republic with her husband and children.The site is divided into sections, which makes it easy to navigate if you’re looking for something specific, or there’s the option of just browsing through the most recent posts. Jen’s optimistic outlook and storytelling ability will make you smile and provide inspiration for expat parents who are thinking of moving to the Dominican Republic.
What About Your Saucepans?
Lindsay is an English expat who moved to the Dominican Republic to pursue her dreams of being a SCUBA diving instructor. The blog is a chronicle of her life there, with photos to illustrate the stories Lindsay tells. If you’re looking for a straight-talking blog that will show you the good, the bad and the beautiful of the Dominican Republic, What About Your Saucepans? is the place for you.
From Polar Bears To Palm Trees
Originally from Sweden, Jennifer writes about her life in the Dominican Republic with her family. Detailing all aspects of DR life – from the lit up palm trees at Christmas time to how the medical system works and which hospitals are best to take your children to in an emergency. Part practical guide, part diary, Polar Bears To Palm Trees will give you a taste of life in the Dominican Republic without having to leave your living room.
Expat FAQs presents itself as a practical handbook for expats in the Dominican Republic, and the site doesn’t disappoint. Although a lot of the content was written some time ago, the authors take care to ensure that all the information is still up to date, making it one of the most complete repositories of expat tips you can find. Use the categories along the horizontal menu at the top of the site to navigate to the areas you want to learn about.
Janette is an American expat who moved to the Dominican Republic in 2001 and blogs about her experiences there. Another one who doesn’t shy away from telling it like it is, Janette’s blog is refreshingly open and honest, and browsing through it will feel like reading letters from a friend. If you’re a dog lover, take a look at Janette’s other blog too: The Dominican Dog Blog. It chronicles life on the island from a dog’s perspective and is a quirky, fun way of finding out what it’s like to live there with pets.
We’re always on the lookout for more sites to feature – if you run a blog about living in the Dominican Republic, leave us a link in the comments and we’ll take a look!