a photo from my camera which just arrived today! Hurrah!
That is another story in itself - it arrived on a huge truck and the lady driver asked me for €30 in Douanes charges - what!!!!! We discussed it for a while before I paid up. It reminds me that when we collected our shipping stuff in September we had to pay an unexpected customs charge too. Basically it is to make a bit of money for the island, as I guess they lose out on tax or VAT etc when people (wisely!) bring cheaper things in from abroad rather than buy them on the island at their extortionate prices. The annoying thing was that if you are coming to work here then you are exempt, but as we didn't know anything about it and hadn't prepared the documentation we had to pay. On the plus side, Bertie negotiated a 50% discount with the man on that occasion!