Me and the hubby will be making our first trip to Dom Rep next Wednesday and admit to being a bit worried due to some of the things I've read on various websites. We're staying at the Wyndham Tangerine and have heard mention of the foul smelling swamp, petrol smells from the Esso garage, not to go into Cabarete as locals mob you messing with your hair and charging for it.. My stomach has not stopped churning since I booked it. Also, what about tips to the room maid and waiters etc, how many pesos is fair and how often, I'd hate to upset anyone. Any advice about arrival/departure at the airport. Jeez I didn't realise I was such a worry wart. The girls at work have howled laughing at some of the things I'm fretting about. I'm sure we'll have a brill time, but I feel a bit like a fish out of water.