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Product Details

  • Paperback: 228 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449532020
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449532024
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #451,640 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Ross decided to move to the Dominican Republic after visiting the country on various occasions and falling for the country, its culture, and the people. Ross's career is complemented by a LL.M. in International Business from American University Washington College of Law, a MBA in General Business Management from Washington State University College of Business and Economics, and a Juris of Doctor from the University of Idaho College of Law. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the Utah Valley State College.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Chris on May 13, 2011
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This is the best book I have read so far about moving to the DR, it really describes exactely what is goign to happen to you IF you are a gringo (or gringa). I just finished reading your book, what a great book man, I love it! I think if world war III would have broken out I still would not have stopped reading the book until I was finished. I really had to force myself to stop reading because I had to go to the office, or the bed or do something else beside reading. I live in Cabarete but have been to Santo Domingo several times, I love that place, I enjoy it every time I go there.....beside getting pulled over by lookalike "cops" demanding money for running red lights that were not even there.......just exactly like you describe in your book. To me it seemed you were writing about my life :-
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Joe Banks on January 22, 2012
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I have been visiting the Dominican Republic since the 1980s, having visited over 12 times. I love the country, people, laid back way of life, ice cold Presidente beer, etc. etc. I am seriously considering moving there this year. I read Ross's book when I first bought it and recently re-read it and In spite of my past travel experiences I still learn something new each time I read it. The information in the book, especially dealing with Dominicans is "spot on" as they say in England. (I'm from USA)I would recommend this book to anyone who plans to visit or move to the DR. Stay out of the 5 star, all inclusive hotels (you can do that in Miami) you are missing so much of this beautiful country and it's wonderful/friendly people.
Joe Banks
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dragracer on January 23, 2012
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If you are considering moving to the Dominican Republic, purchasing real estate, retiring or just going on vacation,this book is a must read.
I have been considering investing in real estate outside of the United States for a vacation home and eventually retirement and found Ross' book to be not only informative and interesting but best of all, it's a real page turner! It is everything that you need to know to get started on your adventure in the Dominican and is told from an "foreigner's" perspective. You will not be disappointed. Great job Ross !
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By amandasuzanne on April 23, 2011
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I am an expat living in the DR too and this book did not really live up to my expectation. It is clear that there is a lot about the culture that the author still does not understand. It is written from the point of view of an outsider and does not have a lot of practical advice on such things as actually obtaining residency, getting settled, etc. Wanting to be fair, the author does offer some insights to the Dominican culture, although I think there is much of it he still does not understand. At times I was annoyed by the seeming arrogant tone the with which the book is written. It contained much more advice that I wasn't looking for such as which credit card one should carry or which airline to use, rather than insights on the culture and how to adjust. The author seems to be living as a foreigner who enjoys the Dominican rather than someone who has become Dominican.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dylan on March 21, 2012
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This book is a must read for anyone, especially potential American expats, considering a move to the Dominican Republic. The author does a great job of beginning the book by relating personal stories of what his transition was like, and then moves into a more practical outline of what to expect. From living conditions, to salary expectations, driving and more "Moving to the Dominican Republic - Paradox of Paradise" gives the uninitiated a great many things to consider before making a huge decision. And that, in my humble opinion, is the books greatest accomplishment - making sure the reader has a very clear idea of what to expect should they find themselves new residents of a beautiful tropical island.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bob on May 10, 2012
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I like the author's writing style down to earth and direct. A lot of good subject matter covered without sugar coating things. I sent the author an E-mail and he responded promptly, this is the best book I have read in a long time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Noname on October 20, 2011
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Interesting personal account of Mr. Weber visiting and moving to the DR. It is interesting to read a north american's impressions of the country and society. There isn't much of this type of information out there if you are wondering what it is actually like to live in the DR. Confirms some of my impressions having been there four times. Moving there in a few months. Thanks Ross for sharing your story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E.A. Maher on February 6, 2015
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Fantastic inside look at the country and its culture. I enjoyed reading the anecdotes and tips. I can't wait to go back to DR. My one minor issue with this book is that the author appears to be more financially secure than I am. As such, for me to move to DR, I have to take the author's tips and modify them for my less-affluent circumstances.
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