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Cotonou



What household or grocery items do you wish you had shipped to post?

Chocolate, organic foods, whole grains. - Jan 28, 2017
Canned mushrooms. Good chocolate. - Oct 10, 2015
If you are partial to certain toiletry brands, bring them with you. - Jun 29, 2015
More board games. If you work for the U.S. Embassy, you'll have pouch access (and maybe DPO in the future), so if you discover something you're missing, you'll be able to get it...eventually. - Aug 23, 2014
More soda, caffeine addict that I am. Soda here is expensive. Salsa/dips (not readily available here). Bring tortillas if you like Mexican food (you'll have to make your own, as Cotonou does not boast Mexican food). - Jul 26, 2013
I wish I would have brought a lot more of my own furniture and decorative items. If I had known how much time I would be spending at home, I would have made more of an effort to make it more comfortable. Also, anything that would help with at-home entertaining. - May 21, 2013
American food products. While there are plenty of European groceries here, if you want Cheetos, or any other American products, you'll have to bring them yourself. - Mar 2, 2013
Some thick Astroturf matts to help keep the sand out of the house. - Dec 29, 2011