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

The US embassy provides mail through the DPO and pouch. Local mail service is very cheap and surprisingly reliable, but only use Registered Mail or the Express Mail Service, which provide tracking numbers. - Apr 11, 2017
Via DPO and pouch. - Jun 17, 2016
DPO and pouch. - May 18, 2016
Diplomatic mail. - Jun 20, 2015
DPO/pouch. - Sep 29, 2014
DPO. - Aug 3, 2014
DPO. - Jul 28, 2014
DPO or Pouch from the U.S. Embassy. - Aug 9, 2013
Pouch and DPO. - Apr 11, 2013
DPO- GREAT! I don't even know if there is local mail; have never seen a post office. Mail is delivered by hand from a courier to your gate by the school-bus ayah. - Aug 14, 2011
Send/Receive through DPO and pouch. - Jun 25, 2011
Diplomatic pouch and DPO. - Feb 8, 2011
We use the pouch. I'm not sure about the local post office. - Jan 29, 2011
Luckily through diplomatic mail. - Jan 7, 2011
Via the US Embassy pouch and DPO, both of which were very slow and problematic during the course of my tour. - Oct 25, 2010
Embassy personnel use the pouch/DPO. - Apr 27, 2010
Pouch/DPO.Local mail is very unreliable; for anything important, use courier services, DHL, or Fedex. - Oct 30, 2009
DPO and pouch. - Aug 6, 2009
We use pouch or APO/DPO. It takes about 2 weeks. - Mar 13, 2009
You can send letters in the mail. Just figure on a couple weeks for it to get there. - Nov 20, 2008
Thank goodness for APO. I would hate to be here without it. I mail order everything. - Oct 27, 2008
From what I understand, you don't. None of my non-embassy friends send or receive mail. However, all the major shippers are here (DHL, Fedex, etc.). - Feb 24, 2008