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      The Boquete Feria de Las Flores y del Café   01/12/2017

      The Boquete Feria de Las Flores y del Café begins Thursday, January 12th and runs until Sunday, January 22nd. For those who have not yet seen -- and experienced -- this magnificent fair, you are in for a treat, and some inconveniences. Most importantly, you must see all of the flowers and the tiendas at and around the Fair Grounds here in Boquete.  During these eleven days you also need to be extremely careful, especially while driving and in planning your activities. In recent years there have been well in excess of 100,000 visitors to Boquete. Last year that number was closer to 200,000, and some predictions for 2017's Fair are closer to 300,000 people coming to our area to see the Fair. Traffic congestion will be the norm. Getting seats in restaurants will be difficult at times. Parking spaces will essentially be nonexistent. Buying groceries may be difficult and time consuming. Busses will be parked on the side streets, making driving difficult. There will be lots (as in LOTS) of people walking, standing around the bridge and the Feria and the many tiendas (small shops and stands [kiosks]) while taking pictures, talking, viewing the scenery, etc. Please be extremely attentive while driving, and drive slowly. Some streets will be blocked and require passes to use them. Other streets will simply be blocked based on congestion. Please be careful of your personal items, such as purses and wallets. Having so many people in one area creates a prime target for pickpockets and other maliantes to do their thing. To repeat, most importantly, you must see all of the flowers and the tiendas at and around the Fair Grounds here in Boquete.  Three closing thoughts. First: enjoy. Second: be safe. Third: you might wish to post your pictures, comments, reviews, etc., here on CL (start a topic or reply to an existing topic in http://www.chiriqui.life/forum/118-boquete-feria-de-las-flores-y-del-café/).   To provide general feedback or ask for help regarding Chiriqui.Life, please leave a posting in Problems, Feedback and Suggestions or email support@chiriqui.life or private message to @Admin_01.
Linda622

Amazon and shipping of a computer

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Has anyone shipped in a computer from Amazon or elsewhere?  What charges are imposed by customs?

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I ordered a computer 2 years ago from Dell in the U.S. and had it sent to my eShop address.  eShop just charged me for the shipping weight.  The computer and monitor came in separate packages, and the total shipping cost for both was $145.  There was nothing extra for customs.  I think they include that in their prices for weight.  If you know the shipping weight and eShop's rates, you can calculate what it will cost to ship it.

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I just ordered a new iMac from Amazon and shipped it through eShop. Got it a few days ago, no problem. $145 was the cost for 33 pounds. 

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How long did it take to get it? you ordered from Amazon or Apple?

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Mine took about 2 weeks to arrive at eShop.  MarcoBoquete said he ordered his from Amazon.  The time it takes to get to you is the time to get from Amazon, Apple, or Dell (or wherever you buy it) to Miami, then from Miami to Boquete.  The time varies from 10 days to two weeks for just about everything that comes through eShop.  Note that Marco and I paid the same shipping cost of $145 based on the weight.

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