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Expat FAQs - Moving to and Living in the Dominican Republic

Expat FAQs book coverA practical, detailed handbook for anyone considering moving to the DR

By Ilana Benady and Ginnie Bedggood

Expat FAQ – Moving to and Living in the Dominican Republic is a practical, detailed handbook for anyone considering moving to the Dominican Republic.

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

The book was written by Ilana Benady and Ginnie Bedggood.

Co-author Ginnie Bedggood (1943-2010) moved to the Dominican Republic from the UK with her partner Grahame in 1992. She 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.

Ilana Benady is based in Punta Cana and have lived and worked in the DR for 12 years (including 9 years in Santo Domingo).


(L- Ilana Benady; R- Ginnie Bedggood,  1943-2010

(L- Ilana Benady; R- Ginnie Bedggood, 1943-2010)

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