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Mailing items home

I will be in Turkey next week and think that I will need to mail items back home. Has anyone used regular mail to mail items back to Canada or the States.
Did your items make it home ok I am not worried about time I still have a month of travel left

Wendy

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I've mailed items home from many countries, but I think Turkey was not one of them. Istanbul does have UPS offices; it might be worth checking prices there. Are you less comfortable with the mailing system wherever you are now?

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My boss mailed items from Italy, not sure of the method or shipper. It took 3 weeks for him to get them. The box was stuck in customs for awhile, it may have lost as well.

I have shipped items to my husbands family in Ireland from the Vatican, they did reach them.

Mary

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I am in Israel right now and flying out tomorrow as it is New Years here the post office is closed plus I think once I hit the markets in Istanbul I may have more mail home.

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One of the cheapest and most reliable ways to send items abroad is to use the post office here(PTT).They will provide suitable packaging materials and have a range of postal systems available:They also have an online tracking system you can keep an eye on too.I frequenly use it to send items to America,Australia and the U.K and no problems to date.

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If you purchase a large item in Turkey, like a carpet or ceramics, I would let the merchant ship it; have done that a few times.