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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 srosmike88 Online Now Jul 9, 2013 at 3:11 PM

      How much was the boat ride tour in laguna gri gri?

      1 Answer Jul 10, 2013 at 12:07 AM
    • Rio San Juan

      by dawat Online Now Jan 26, 2005 at 8:02 AM

      We are headed to Playa Grande at the end of Feb..would love to tour around the Rio San Juan area. Is the Blue Lagoon different then Gri Gri Lagoon? What else that is not typically marketed by excursion companies is worth while to see in the area?