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#1 twinkletoes

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    Posted 31 March 2008 - 10:42 AM

    Found this on a website this morning, and just thought I'd share with all my fellow DR brides-to-be:~)
    • MAMAJUANA - Also known as Dominican "Viagra"
      (this medicinal drink contains rum, wine, honey & mixed herbs)

    • COFFEE - The best is called "Santo Dominigo"
      (3rd best in the world after Brazil & Colombia)

    • LARIMAR - Dominican Republic's national gemstone
      (the only place in the world where this blue stone is found)

    • FACELESS DOLL - Ceramic doll usually made from red clay
      (these dolls depict Dominican country life)

    • "151" RUM - Known locally as Dominican "Gasoline"
      (clear white rum containing 75.5% alcohol)

    • CIGARS - Brand names like Cohiba & Arturo Fuente
      (the DR is the leading manufacturer of Hand Rolled cigars)

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    #2 Copita

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      Posted 31 March 2008 - 12:40 PM

      These are all great, Twinkletoes!!!!
      Everytime I go to DR I always bring back Cohibas, coffee, and rum!
      The only thing I missed out on last time was the faceless doll which I will def be doing this time! :)



      #3 LeXiee

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        Posted 31 March 2008 - 02:06 PM

        This is a great post!! Thanks!!

        #4 foxytv

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          Posted 06 April 2008 - 11:44 AM

          I already have ec=verything on my list except for the Faceless Dolls. Thanks bunches!!!

          I'm going to add this to the Welcome Letter for Guests OOT bags!

          #5 twinkletoes

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            Posted 06 April 2008 - 12:39 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by foxytv

            I'm going to add this to the Welcome Letter for Guests OOT bags!
            Thats a great idea!
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            #6 LadyCheese

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              Posted 06 April 2008 - 01:53 PM

              This is a good list...very on point!

              #7 dragonfly

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                Posted 06 April 2008 - 02:42 PM

                The DR has wondeful art work also, I bought a few beautiful paintings on canvas while there.You can find them everywhere so really bargain them down for about a 1/3 of what they star the price at. That pretty much goes for everything you buy there. We bargained down great prices for our cigars, we had a cigar table at our wedding which went over really well for the men and women, we got flavoured cigars for the women.

                #8 DanielleNDerek

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                  Posted 06 April 2008 - 08:25 PM

                  Thanks for the post. and the cigar table that dragonfly posted about sounds pretty cool. My dad and bros would love that.
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                  #9 lucy106

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                    Posted 07 April 2008 - 02:46 PM

                    The coffee is fabulous there! It was about $6 for a medium sized can. The canvas paintings are gorgeous and everywhere, very colorful and fun. The larimar is incredible, a little more expensive then I wanted to pay ($125 for a quarter size piece on a necklace) but in actuality that really is not that much. The cigars were great too. I had a cuban Romeo Y Julieta which was $30. We were warned not to buy cigars just from anyone on the beach but to stick with people from the resorts or shops because you never know whats in those other ones, ha! Never saw the faceless dolls. We did manage to find a bottle opener in the shape of a penis, yikes!

                    #10 dragonfly

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                      Posted 07 April 2008 - 03:43 PM

                      Hey Lucy, how was your girls vacation, bet you had a blast:)




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