I thought I would write this for the newbies on board. I think it is important to know that water in the DR can be harmful, especially for little girls. A friend of mine, a single dad, was telling me how he gives bubble baths daily to his daughter, well, this is a big NO, NO! Girls will get urine infections from sitting in the water. Also it is dangerous for ear infections, I learned that this week! With the heat we are having these days, I was putting out a small pool for Juanitita to refresh in (adding a couple of drops of bleach to the water to purify it). In no time she had a bad ear infection. Last night I took her to the ?Clinic Independencia? emergency to have a doctor look at it. 15 minutes later, I was out of there with a prescription in my hand and Juanitita with a sore butt from the injection. I would recommend this Clinic anytime for small emergencies; I never had to wait more than 5 minutes for a Doctor to attend us, and with my insurance it all came out to $42 pesos!