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How do you send and receive your letters and package mail? Are local postal facilities adequate?

We use DPO. Via international post we once got mail from America that had been sent eight months prior so... - Sep 19, 2016
Post has diplomatic pouch however no liquids over 16 ounces. Don't ship anything not through the pouch. It will take your HHE between 4-7 months to clear customs. - Jun 9, 2016
Receive via the pouch, I've never tried to send anything out of here. - Mar 15, 2014
Dip pouch, so it's very restrictive on mail coming in. Mailing out, no package can be over 2 pounds. - Oct 25, 2013
Through the embassy pouch. - Dec 18, 2011
Being in Algiers for only one month we didn't have that problem. We did send some postcards home though and they took 4 weeks to reach New Zealand! - Sep 23, 2008
The local post is quite efficient. DHL and some other couriers are in place. - May 9, 2008
Good question. Send it with someone who is traveling. I don't hear good things about local post. - Feb 25, 2008