Hi, My husband and I are going to Riu Palace Macao from Manchester for 2 weeks on 26th March. It's our first time to Domincan Republic and we are very excited but have a couple of questions. I have read the thread about arrivals and departures and taxi rates which states $38 each way, is that price current and do you have to pre-book or are there taxis readily available, we arrive 14:45 on the Wednesday? Also, I have read the visa information, is it better to buy our entry visa beforehand to save queuing on arrival or is that only available to US and Canadians? Will we be ok with US $ 's for tips or do we need to change to local currency? Thanks in advance for any replies.