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

DPO is great. - Jun 2019

DPO for care packages, but allow 3-5 weeks for standard delivery from the U.S. NZ Post is also a reliable option for receiving local shipments, although the mail carriers will have no shame about reading your postcards. - Mar 2016

Pouch // DPO - but there was some kind of crime wave when we were at post! 1 out of about 4 packages we expected actually made it to us. We "lost" things like Christmas gifts (TWO American Girl Dolls never made it) and Amazon boxes. I hope that's changed, but it was a nightmare to not know what would come and what would get "lost." - Apr 2015

Through the embassy. We have DPO here and the traditional pouch. International mail is fairly reliable here as well and courier services are available. - Aug 2011

Since I have relatives in Europe and South America, I used the local post office a lot. Very reliable but somewhat expensive. Packages I would send thru the Embassy, which was cheaper, but would take longer. - Aug 2008

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