I went to the post office today for a couple of reasons - to check our PO Box and to send a couple of Christmas cards and postcards. And I am sad to report they are seriously understaffed.
The main post office in Cusco had one person serving - one - and as it is December there is of course an increased number of people sending cards, presents, etc. And of course these people are in the same queue as businesses sending multiple parcels so unfortunately I had to leave before I was served as I had to head home to get the kids ready for their school visit.
Unfortunately the postal system has not proven itself to be secure - they have somehow mislaid 20 of our parcels - which is particularly bad considering those 20 parcels included English books, activity books and colouring books to keep the kids amused over Christmas. I just can't believe how terrible the system is!
Michelle - traveller, writer, mother, lover and friend.