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    Country info

     A concise guide to the history, culture and traditions including other relevant
     information.

For a breakdown of information on this country select:
Country Guide

Contact information with no frills at:
Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory

The place for maps online:
Maps.com

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Embassy/Visa Details Emergency Numbers Health & Safety
Accessibility Travel Tips Climate Report
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UPtbaEmbassy/Visa Details
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A comprehensive Embassy register including border-crossing requirements.

Where are they, how can they help and when can you contact them ?

U.S. Embassies and Consulates Worldwide
U.K. Overseas Missions
U.K. Consular Services Abroad
Foreign Consular Offices in U.S
London Diplomatic List (U.K)

Take the official line with:

U.S. Visa Services
U.K. Visa Information

Visit the Passport and Visa Professionals at:

U.S. Travel Documents
U.K. Visaservice


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    City: PUERTO PLATA
    Mission: British Consulate
    Address: Calle Beller 51,
    Puerto Plata, RD
    Tel: (001) (809) 586 4244
    (001) (809) 586 8464
    Fax: (809) 586 3096

    City: SANTO DOMINGO
    Mission: British Embassy
    Address: Ave 27 de Fabrero No 233
    Edificio Corominas Pepin
    Santo Domingo
    Tel: (001) (809) 472 7671 / 7373 (Consular)
    (001) (809) 399 7599 (Emergency / After hours)
    (001) (809) 472 7111 (Embassy)
    Fax: (001) (809) 472 7574
    E-mail: brit.emb.sadom@codetel.net.do
    Hours: 12:30 - 20:30

United States UP


    City: SANTO DOMINGO
    Mission: United States Embassy
    Address: Cesar Nicolas Penson esquina
    Maximo Gomez
    Tel: (809) 221-5511
    Fax: (809) 685-6959
    Hours: 08:00-12:00 (Non-immigrant)
    07:30-21:30 (US Citizens)

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Ambulance, Fire and Police numbers are listed. Marine, Mountain and Consulate (24Hr) Emergency numbers to follow, where applicable.
        Police:
        Ambulance:
        Fire:
    911
    911
    911
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This section will help you assess the potential risks and plan the precautions you need to take both before you go and once you are away.

Worldwide protection for backpackers of all nationalities:
World Travel Center!

Travel health issues tackled from every angle at:
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Fit for Travel
Travel Health Online

Up-to-date country advice for all travellers:
U.S. Safetynet
U.K. Safetynet

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bakpaka is in the process of researching accessibility for ALL travellers worldwide.

The information being collated reflects the standards and facilities available concerning transport, accommodation, places of interest, leisure pursuits and communication.

Airport facilities and much more at:
World Airport Guide

Students!!! Save now with the ISIC or ISE Card. Discounts on hotels, transportation, museums and more all over the world:
ISE Cards
and
ISIC Cards

It's good to talk, with over 2,500 languages worldwide:
Just say hello

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General and country specific tips for backpackers, including things to do and see. We are looking for your input, so email tips & anecdotes letting your fellow backpackers and us know what's happening out there!!!

If you would like to become an author, please email us:
info [AT] bakpaka dot- com

Well-versed in the pursuit of travel:
Lonely Planet online

ECOTOURISM
Responsible travel to natural areas, which conserves the enviroment and sustains the livelihood of local people.

Visit the CI Ecotourism Section of The Ecotravel Centre at:
Ecotourism

For tailor-made experiences take the Travel Link to:
Wildland Adventures

Dragoman

DIVEWORLD
Get the official and independent view on dive sites and facilities around the world.

The way the world learns to dive:
PADI

The magazine divers trust:
Scuba Diving

News and comment from around the world:
World News Caribbean

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This section will develop into a comprehensive guide to current weather and seasonal trends experienced in this country, and advise on weather related issues affecting places of interest.

Current regional conditions and forecasts:
Weather Caribbean

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bakpaka is compiling a hostel and budget accommodation guide to suit your needs. In the meantime why not check out the worldwide accommodation options below and through our travel link

The booking system operated by The International Youth Hostel Federation:
IBN

The 4anything guide to hostels:
Worldwide Accommodations

A comprehensive Cyber Café register is currently under construction.

The most comprehensive guide on the net:
Cyber Cafes

Here's a selection operating in this country:

    Punto INTERNET Luperon
    Independedencia,
    Luperon, Dominican Republic.
    Tel: (1) (809) 571 8469
    Email: pilup@dr.com
    Cost/Hour: US$ 4.50
    Hours: 08:00-22:00 daily

    RIU Internet Cafe

    Caribeño Street #25, Hoteles RIU Merengue & Mambo
    Maimon, Puerto Plata 00000, Republica Dominicana.
    Tel: (1) (809) 320 4000 ext 1869
    Fax: (1) (809) 571 0845
    Email: riu_internet@hotmail.com
    Cost/Hour: US$5.00
    Hours: 09:00-21:00 (daily)

    Hot.com C@fe
    Playa Dorada Plaza A-1 19, (next to the bank in the parking side),
    Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.
    Tel: (1) (809) 342 5500
    Fax: (1) (809) 320 2232
    Email: hot.com@codetel.net.do
    Cost/Hour: 75 Pesos (75 minutes)
    Hours: 09:00-24:00 daily

    Cafe Internet / CyberCafe
    Plaza Andalucia II, 36B,
    Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana.
    Tel: (1) (809) 562 MAIL (6245)
    Fax: (1) (809) 542 6245
    Email: info@cafeinternet.do
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bakpaka is in the process of building a Travel Information Centre. In the meantime updated travel advice can be found at the following addresses:

Although this information can sometimes be specific, the majority will be of use to all nationalities travelling abroad.

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