How To Post a Package from India

We had heard a lot about the Indian postal service, but still couldn’t quite believe it ’til we saw it…

This is the process for sending home 500g (not even 1 kilogram) of stuff to Australia:

1. The queue at the post office… after an hour wait they said “go away and wrap your presents in a BOX with WRAPPING”. Right… where to get these things in a dusty Indian village??

2. The tailors! Of course. After borrowing an old wine box from the local liquor shop we spied a tailor who kindly SEWED the box shut.

3. Then back to the post office…

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4. No! Now, you need two copies of your passport photo and fill out this form!
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5. Found a photocopier…. so back to the post office…. and….
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6. It’s posted!!!!
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HOO BLOODY RAY. Only took 2 hours, 4 shops, and a lot of laughs.

Eloise

Eloise loves unpacking when she gets to a hotel, finding the best coffee shop at any destination, and that first G&T on the plane.

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