Moving to the DR - Sosua/Puerto Plata area. What to bring? Washing machine, refrigerator, car - or buy them there? Are appliances very expensive? Where do you buy them? Shoes - if one has a narrow foot, should one bring shoes? How does one get mail? How does one set up a mailbox in Miami? Where does one bank/transfer money? Where do you buy a water heater - gas or electric? Where do you buy pool supplies and are they costly? I would like to correspond with someone from the US who is currently making the DR their home that might have the time and courtesy to help me with a few of these questions and more. Also what is the tax/duty on household items new or antique and how is it calculated? Where does one buy fresh fruit and vegetables. Well, that's a start!