My name is Andrea Thumeyer. I have been living in the Dominican Republic (also referred to as D.R.) since May 1985. When I first came to D.R. for a 3 week vacation from my home country of Germany I fell in love upon arrival! This Island is now my stay-cation; the vacation that I now permanently live in! In 1985 this wonderful Island had breathtaking and scenic views of the beaches, rivers and country sides. The people were friendly, cultural and humble. And the food and music - were both filled with great Island flavors (ask me about my favorites)! Now after living here for over 29 years, I can attest that this love has grown even more so since 85'! Lastly, I wanted to let you know that I am a huge pet lover and believe that each home should have a pet. I am also involved in an animal rescue and have saved many Dominican dogs, cats, birds, turtles and more. Currently I live with 12 dogs, 1 cats, over 850 birds, about 100 salt/sweet water fishes, 7 turtles and who knows what comes next.