Moving to and Living in the Dominican Republic

Book Cover: Moving to and Living in the Dominican Republic
Editions:Paperback: £ 15.00 GBP
ISBN: 9781907498725
Pages: 360
Kindle: £ 5.99 GBP

Expat FAQs – Moving to and Living in the Dominican Republic

Ilana Benady and Ginnie Bedggood

All of the things you always wanted to know about becoming an expat in the Dominican Republic. Plus a few of the things you didn’t! WHEN you embark on a move to a foreign country you have heaps of questions to ask, but it can be hard to know where to turn. When that country is way out in the middle of the Caribbean and the local language is Spanish, those questions can really keep you awake at night. Questions about schools, shops, doctors, housing and, of course, which place is really the place to be. In this comprehensive yet wholly accessible and practical guide, authors Ginnie Bedggood and Ilana Benady, provide all the answers you need. Divided simply into sections entitled Why, Where, What, Who and How and crammed with names, addresses and telephone numbers, this book is without doubt the one-stop resource you need.

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Author: Ginnie Bedggood and Ilana Benady

GINNIE BEDGGOOD (1943-2010) graduated in History from Queen Mary College, University of London, undertook postgraduate studies at the LSE and Southampton University, and gained a Master’s in Public and Social Administration from Brunel University. She worked as a probation officer in Soho in the 1960s and spent seventeen years as a social work academic at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College before moving to the Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic in 1992. Unfortunately Ginnie passed away in July 2010. Ginnie’s previous books were "Culture Smart Dominican Republic: The Essential Guide to Customs and Culture", also co-written with Ilana Benady, and an expat memoir, "Quisqueya: Mad Dogs and English Couple". Gibraltarian ILANA BENADY and studied and lived in the UK for more than fifteen years, graduating in Politics and Social Anthropology from the University of Kent at Canterbury. Her work at the Oxfam headquarters in Oxford first took her to the Dominican Republic in 1996. She settled there in 1999 and married Dominican photographer Pedro Guzmán. They and their son Lucas now live in Punta Cana on the east coast. Ilana is the co-author of "Aunt Clara’s Dominican Cookbook" and "100 Traditional Dominican Recipes" with Clara González, and "Culture Smart Dominican Republic: The Essential Guide to Customs and Culture", also co-written with the late Ginnie Bedggood.