Some reasons why I usually say crazy person in my head:
-There are no traffic laws and drive-through liquor bars exist so that you may literally drink & drive.
-A few days ago there was no running water at work due to Hurricane Irene which never even arrived.
-The inequality between social classes is amazing, as life in the capital is similar to the cost of living in the US, while many salaries are only about $150/month.
Ok yes, the people are friendly. Ok yes, the country is beautiful. Ok yes, the fruit is delicious. But as for me, I'm a tough crowd. To be perfectly honest, its going to take some more winning over than the sunshine and pristine beaches.
But what defines a great country?
If its happy people, then the DR certainly wins in my book.