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

US Embassy mail system. I don't know of any other facilities. - Jun 2019


No idea about local facilities, I send through DPO. - Jul 2018


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 2017


Via DPO and pouch. - Jun 2016


DPO and pouch. - May 2016


Diplomatic mail. - Jun 2015


DPO/pouch. - Sep 2014


DPO. - Aug 2014


DPO. - Jul 2014


DPO or Pouch from the U.S. Embassy. - Aug 2013


Pouch and DPO. - Apr 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 2011


Send/Receive through DPO and pouch. - Jun 2011


Diplomatic pouch and DPO. - Feb 2011


We use the pouch. I'm not sure about the local post office. - Jan 2011


Luckily through diplomatic mail. - Jan 2011


Via the US Embassy pouch and DPO, both of which were very slow and problematic during the course of my tour. - Oct 2010


Embassy personnel use the pouch/DPO. - Apr 2010


Pouch/DPO.Local mail is very unreliable; for anything important, use courier services, DHL, or Fedex. - Oct 2009


DPO and pouch. - Aug 2009


We use pouch or APO/DPO. It takes about 2 weeks. - Mar 2009


You can send letters in the mail. Just figure on a couple weeks for it to get there. - Nov 2008


Thank goodness for APO. I would hate to be here without it. I mail order everything. - Oct 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 2008


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