anitae wrote:Also I was told by a friend that I need to have permission from the municipalidad to enter into certain areas of Surco with my belongings, ie with a van load of stuff????
Yes, that is true. Basically, as I remember in Chorillos, the comisaria usually has forms on which you list your household items. You sign it, they stamp/sign it (I don't remember if there was a set charge; I do remember we were "asked" to pay a "printing fee"
) and they give it back to you, you then give it to the driver ... it is in case he gets stopped, he can show the police that he hasn't just robbed someone's home.