Aunt Ilana has been busy writing over the last couple of years and this is her latest offering: Expat FAQs: Moving to and Living in the Dominican Republic, a book that seeks to guide new arrivals to the Dominican Republic through those first difficult steps, like deciding which part of the country to live, finding a house or apartment, a school for the kids, a job, or opening a business, and if retired, how to fill your extended leisure time.
Expats come in many shapes and sizes, ages and types and this book has a bash at catering for all. Something they will all go through, like Aunt Ilana herself, is the journey of discovery of Dominican food.
- You must be 18 years or older and reside in the US, Canada, EU or the Dominican Rep.
- Just add a comment to this post. If you’re Dominican – tell us about a situation where you introduced a foreigner to Dominican food, and if you’re not Dominican – tell us about your favourite Dominican food discovery.
- You can make one entry per day, the more you post the better your chances of winning are.
- Make sure to add the correct email in your post. If I cannot contact you I will void your entry.
- Giveaway finishes December 20, 2011 12PM ET, winner will be chosen via Random.org
Good luck and get posting!
There is a sad footnote to this announcement in that Ginnie Bedggood, the co-author, passed away last year. She is greatly missed by many and the book is dedicated to her memory.
Expat FAQs: Moving to and Living in the Dominican Republic is a practical, detailed handbook for anyone considering moving to the DR. It covers all the possible issues a prospective expat might face, from the legal nitty-gritty to real-life situations, as well as the country’s cultural and historical context. It is aimed at retirees, professionals and “snowbirds” – people with a second home in the DR
Co-author Ginnie Bedggood (1943-2010) moved to the Dominican Republic from the UK with her partner Grahame in 1992. They settled in Puerto Plata where she taught English, worked as a freelance journalist and tour guide, ran a B&B and eventually ‘retired’ to reinvent herself as an author. Her first book was published in 2007. Co-author Ilana Benady, originally from Gibraltar, has lived in the DR since 1999. She is the co-author of The Culture Smart Guide to the DR (also with Ginnie Bedggood) and Aunt Clara’s Dominican Cookbook and Traditional Dominican Cookery, with Clara González. All photos by Dominican photo-journalist Pedro Guzmán.
Introduction by Santo Domingo based US journalist and campaigner Elizabeth Eames Roebling
Y la ganadora es: Nicole Gonzalez. Felicidades.