Bujumbura - Post Report Question and Answers

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

More liquids. This is a pouch only post so nothing over 16 ozs per shipment will arrive (unless it is in a can). I haven't received canned soda as yet, but everything else liquidy gets through the pouch in a can. Condensed soups, fancy mushrooms and olives, even olive oil. Large Costco size dish soap and hand soap refills. Shampoo and conditioner. My favorite San Pellegrino flavors for that special treat, more olive oil because that is a bit pricey here, and mayonnaise. I use laundry pods to avoid the liquid issue so they ship just fine. - Mar 2021


Various oils, vinegars, additional cleaning supplies (liquids). - Nov 2017


Liquids -- dish soap, laundry soap, olive oil, good wine, nail polish and cosmetics. - Aug 2015


My toiletries - if you have sensitive skin or are attached to certain products, there are very few options here. - Aug 2009


Cleaning supplies, more “favorite” foods, more first-aid items—Neosporin, hydrocortisone, pain relievers, more mosquito-repelling products. - Oct 2008


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