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

Diplomatic pouch only. - Oct 19, 2017
There is pouch service at the Embassy which takes 2-4 weeks to reach us. Local post is expensive and unreliable. There is also DHL for international shipping--also expensive but reliable. - Oct 7, 2016
With my husband's employer. I have heard the local mail in unreliable. DHL is available but very expensive. - Jun 18, 2014
Pouch mail. Restrictions on what we can send out if it isn't a return item from a purchase. - Sep 13, 2010
I have never once seen a local post office, but there do appear to be local mail boxes here. We usethe pouch or DHL. - Jul 20, 2008
I have pouch privileges. - Jan 29, 2008