Dealing with homesickness in Dominican Republic

Hello everyone,

Being an expat in Dominican Republic can turn out to be a wonderful human, social or professional adventure... with potential moments of nostalgia and homesickness along the way.

What are your personal tips to prevent homesickness?

How do you deal with such feelings?

Are there shops or stores offering products from your home country in Dominican Republic? Or maybe venues with music and ambiance from your homeland?

Thanks for sharing your experience,


Yep every time I leave the DR I get homesick :D :D :D :D

Bob K

The answer to that is simple Bob.
Don't leave.
Skype & using Catalina's land line which has free
calling to Canada.

I leave as infrequently as possible.  IN fact up to this year (dealing with very ill moms so more trips) in 10 years I have slept 22 nights back in the USA

Bob K

That's right Bob. your mom is #1.

Not a thread I can help with! I have never felt homesick, this has been home from the time I arrived!!!

Like I said I get homesick when I leave here :D

Bob K

i dont really get homesick, this is my home, i do miss my kids but we talk often so its not so bad, i would like to say that the dominican is not for everyone, i had a friend come for the winter last year and he went back to canada after only 2 months. personally i love it here, i am never bored and consider myself fortunate to be able to live the dream, this is my paradise.

You are so right. The DR is not for everyone but when it is "right" it is sooooo "right"

10+ years and still living the dream

Bob K

I love my new country!

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