What about your saucepans?
Lindsay de Feliz
Lindsay de Feliz walked away from an enviable lifestyle – marriage, successful career, expensive holidays, designer clothes, fast cars – to pursue her dream of being a SCUBA diving instructor. She could not have predicted the journey ahead when she arrived in the heat, sunshine and vibrant culture of the Dominican Republic. She found love, a ready-made family and – despite being shot in a bungled robbery – a desire to help the Dominican people, many living in abject poverty. She supported her husband as he ran for political office and with Lindsay by his side they were a formidable team. As the campaign gathered momentum, they learnt the hard way what happens when you oppose those in power. Fighting corruption, double-dealing and with their lives at risk, they were forced into hiding. Their incredible story is stranger than fiction and twice as menacing. The dark underbelly of the Dominican Republic is exposed, from the tourist beaches to the soaring mountains of the interior. Lindsay tells it how it is, but in the telling her deep love for the Dominican Republic, its culture and its people shines through.
Despite the incredible setbacks she has faced, Lindsay’s love and loyalty for her adopted country radiate through this entertaining chronicle of her eventful life in the DR.
Ilana Benady, co-author, Expat FAQs: Moving to and Living in the Dominican Republic
Don't miss Act Two, Life After My Saucepans.