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      Wooden houses

      Puerto Plata Nov 26, 2016 at 5:30 PM

      I was on a tour of the city of Puerto Plata and the guide (named Jesus) spoke English but with an accent. He said something that I didn't quite understand. It was something to the effect that if you didn't use wood for your house that you had to pay two fees, one to the governor. I have not been able to find anything about this on the internet. I asked the guy who runs the tour agency and his response was

      "I told to Jesus about your restlessness. I am sendimg you a Link where you can see some of our vitoriana Houses, and can read a little bit of the history, but you have to translate to english."

      diariolibre.com/m/noticias/l...

      I looked at this website and translated some of it, but it appears to be mostly an argument about whether they should call the wooden houses with the gingerbread trim 'Victorian' or some other term - because apparently Victorian is a bourgeois European type architecture.

      Can anyone think of what the guide was trying to say or the basic story behind it?

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      by BarbaraDepratt Online Now Jan 11, 2014 at 5:33 PM

      We will be staying at the Barceló Bavaro Palace deluxe the last week in April 2014, what is the best things to do and see?

      1 Answer Jan 12, 2014 at 3:03 AM
    • Bavaro downtown

      by unath2013 Online Now Dec 6, 2013 at 8:29 PM

      Hi. How far is the downtown from the Bavaro Beach hotels, and are there are a lot of bars there?

      1 Answer Dec 11, 2013 at 11:19 AM
    • What clothing?

      by kevfitz Online Now Jul 27, 2004 at 3:22 PM

      Off to the Palladium Bavaro Grand on the 12th August. Is there any need to take formal clothes for any of the restaurants or are shorts and t-shirts okay?

      5 Answers May 18, 2014 at 8:13 AM