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Old 01-25-2009, 12:54 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Hi - My husband is Dominican and hopefully will be in the US within about 5 months (we're waiting for his visa to go through). Are there any others here from the Dominican Republic? I'm hoping he can meet up with some fellow Dominicanos to help him with the transition to the USA. Thanks!
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Old 01-25-2009, 09:24 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Stop by Cafe Bamboo on Esplande ave, that's a really diverse crowd.
It's a Vegetarian place and the people who dine there are come from all backgrounds and my friend owns it and he's got a lot of Dominican friends.
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Living in Hampton, VA
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He is better off going to Miami or in the Northeast from New York up to Boston.
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:30 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Stop by Cafe Bamboo on Esplande ave, that's a really diverse crowd.
It's a Vegetarian place and the people who dine there are come from all backgrounds and my friend owns it and he's got a lot of Dominican friends.
Great; thanks for the tip
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:31 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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He is better off going to Miami or in the Northeast from New York up to Boston.

Well, since I live here, and he will too, that's probably not an option. I'm from the Northeast, and have no intention of going back.
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Da Parish
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Hi - My husband is Dominican and hopefully will be in the US within about 5 months (we're waiting for his visa to go through). Are there any others here from the Dominican Republic? I'm hoping he can meet up with some fellow Dominicanos to help him with the transition to the USA. Thanks!
That is so nice that you are looking out for him. I've got several relatives from other countries who talk about the culture shock and homesickness they experienced when they moved here.

My aunt was scared to death when she met her new in-laws. Apparently they met the train wearing no shoes and in her country that was a sign of abject poverty and well, skankyness. She thought she had made the biggest mistake of her life. She later learned that little cajun boys back in the day didn't run about with their shoes on, but that they did own shoes.

Anyways, its great that you are looking to support him and just be on the look out for those little cultural differences that could scare the heck out of him.
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Old 01-31-2009, 09:04 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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That is so nice that you are looking out for him. I've got several relatives from other countries who talk about the culture shock and homesickness they experienced when they moved here.

My aunt was scared to death when she met her new in-laws. Apparently they met the train wearing no shoes and in her country that was a sign of abject poverty and well, skankyness. She thought she had made the biggest mistake of her life. She later learned that little cajun boys back in the day didn't run about with their shoes on, but that they did own shoes.

Anyways, its great that you are looking to support him and just be on the look out for those little cultural differences that could scare the heck out of him.
Thanks Drouzin....he means the world to me and I just want him to be happy when he gets here. Of course, we're happy together, but it always helps to have someone who can relate to your background and culture, and who speaks the language the same way (Dominican Spanish is different from Mexican, Cuban, etc.).

I'm sure there will be plenty of cultural surprises; some huge, some more subtle. I know he'll be fine and will adjust quickly, but I'll do whatever I can to to make it as smooth a transition as possible.

Thanks again
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Old 02-03-2009, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Chicago Southside! (McKinley Park)
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There is a dominican restaurant on the Westbank close by to the Huey P. Long bridge called El Tipico.... Havent been yet but will be going... sometimes there is quite a big crowd...
On the weekends Chris Owens on Bourbon plays reggaeton, bachata, etc. and there are a lot of boricuas, dominicanos, (caribenos) there...
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Old 02-03-2009, 07:46 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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There is a dominican restaurant on the Westbank close by to the Huey P. Long bridge called El Tipico.... Havent been yet but will be going... sometimes there is quite a big crowd...
On the weekends Chris Owens on Bourbon plays reggaeton, bachata, etc. and there are a lot of boricuas, dominicanos, (caribenos) there...

Thanks for the info; I didn't now there was a Dominican restaurant here, probably since its across the river.

And Chris Owens does reggaeton? Wow; I can't imagine. But thanks for the tip; we'll definitely check it out once he gets here.

Appreciate your help
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:50 PM
 
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Holy smokes, I came onto the New Orleans forum trying to get some info on the Essence Music Festival and just general happenings in Nawlins. Had no idea there are a few of my fellow dominicanos out that way. Too cool. (smile).
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