For a large part of the Dominican population, Holy Week is a time of rest and mental emptiness. Moreover, it is one of the most significant times to go out and visit the different provinces and beaches of the country. There’s nothing like going to the beach with family or friends and spending the whole day swimming, eating and above all having fun.
However, for the formula made to profit to have the right result, some points must be taken into account. Here are the main tips for having the Safer Easter and relaxing of all, and best of all, most of that homework can be done before leave your house. Let’s start!
Unplug all electronic devices in your home
Something very bad is waking up in the morning to find the light in the hallway of your house on, or worse, the fridge door open. Now imagine that you meet these devices on after your Easter holiday arrives, several days after leaving home. It’s a bit of a shame to have to think about how much the electricity bill will cost for the month? truth?
To avoid this, or even worse, a short circuit when you are not at home, it is best to disconnect all of your electronic devices; chargers, fridge, microwave, among other things, so that you can rest peacefully during your vacation. In the event that there are a lot of devices connected, it is best to try to make a list, in order to cross out those that are already completely switched off.
I will turn off the gas supply and the main water taps in the house
Like electricity, water can be expensive. If you leave a faucet running and it spills out of the sink (if it’s clogged), it can form a drain that floods the whole house, in addition to reaching that of a potential neighbor. In the drain, wooden furniture that is inside the house can also be affected.
In the same way, it is very important that the gas is kept closed, in order to avoid any leakage it may have. a disastrous end. So, it does not matter if it is for Easter or for any other activity, it is recommended that when its use is finished, all these keys are closed.
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Secure all entry and exit doors
This is something that doesn’t need much description, because every time you leave your house, you have to make sure that this step is done, for security reasons. If your house is big and you find it difficult to memorize small details, you can make a small list of each door that needs to be closed, and include bedroom doors.
If there are pets in the house, do not leave them alone
not everyone goes out at the beach on Easter, because this time is interpreted in different ways. There are those who decide to stay at home because they consider it a moment of reflection rather than taking a walk. In case of not wanting or not being able to take the animal, it is necessary to ask one of these people to take care of it.
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Las gomas de repuesto, los neumáticos, las baterías, las luces, las herramientas mecánicas, el aceite, los frenos y, hasta el seguro de carro, todo esto hay que revisarlo antes de salir, para no pasar un muy mal rato en medio de the road. Moreover, it is safer not to go alone to the destination; it is necessary that go with at least one companion.
Notify a family member of the departure and keep them informed
Today there is no excuse not to talk to people. Any eventuality that arises is instantly known. This is why the people closest to you must be informed of the said move, so that they are attentive to any eventuality.
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Bring a first aid kit
It is recommended to have at least one bag with the medication to take on this type of outing. If one of the travelers suffers from an allergy or anything else that can cause a complex, you should always be prepared, in order to be safer.
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In case of emergency
Everything is ready for the best vacation week you have ever had. Now, if any eventuality occurs on the way to the destination, or once the place is reached, these are the phone numbers that cannot escape them. Take note:
- National Police: 809-682-2151
- Dominican Corporation of Electrical and State Enterprises: 809-535-1100
- Santo Domingo Fire Department Headquarters: 809-682-2000
- National Meteorological Office: 809-788-1122
- Civil defense: 809-682-1749
- Government Contact Center (GCC) Contact Service: *GOB/462
- Public Works Road Assistance Brigades on the motorway: 829-688-1000
- National Directorate of Vaca and Disaster Emergencies: 809-566-6648 and from within, free of charge809-200-0328
- Emergency Operations Center (EOC): 809-472-090
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With these steps, Holy Week will be a very fruitful experience, and the fun part will depend on you. The best thing to do is to forget all the thoughts that torment you and enjoy the scenery in front of you, or the food you have for lunch, or the company you have.