, the European form of tax, currently at 19% here in the Netherlands, soon to be 21%. So after I picked myself up off the ground I made a call to FedEx and fortunately for me, I got connected to Paul, a VERY helpful and knowledgeable FedEx customs employee, who made it a whole lot easier for me to to retrieve it without paying V.A.T, as Holland is WELL known for being a bureaucratic nightmare to try to navigate through.
Paul, if you ever get to read this here on the Expedition Portal, many thanks again.
I did however, have to submit documentation and proof that I was here on vacation, and that the Macbook was purchased by me in the US, which was not a problem, it's all documented, in order to be exempt from paying V.A.T.. I guess they thought that it was a new laptop coming into Holland, so they government wanted their cut.
Note to self "Keep ALL documentation, no matter how insignificant it may seem, ESPECIALLY when on a 7 year Round the World trip".
Part III of the build will be coming next week here on Expedition Portal.
Until then, thanks for stopping by and have the day of your choice.......