Mexican PO

20 Jan
The Mexican postal system is known to be lousy and unreliable. If you have something important, you send it via DHL or Fedex. However, people do use local PO boxes to avoid the unreliability of having an envelope delivered to your home.

Since we’re in this for the long haul, we went to the PO downtown to get our own box. The letter carriers drive old motorcycles, which they park in the front entry. Go up the stairs and you find yourself in a humble post office.

The manager was on the phone as he helped me fill out some very basic paperwork and pay the $300 pesos per year fee. I know he was the manager because I was told to come back to get a PO box while he was there…since he is the only one authorized to open a new box.

Although I didn’t understand what he was saying as he talked on the phone, it was very clear that he was on a personal call, and just chatting. Just one of the many things you wouldn’t see in the US!

Here are the PO boxes…I love the fact that some of the boxes don’t have front doors anymore, but they still have mail inside of them! That’s trust! I guess they assume no one else wants their bills…

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5 Responses to “Mexican PO”

  1. Morgan -Ing January 20, 2011 at 3:07 pm #

    So glad you made it safe and sound! Are you in the same house as before?

  2. Carla January 20, 2011 at 10:13 pm #

    I love you that you guys are back down there. I have been mentally planning our next trip down–now I just need to make it a reality!
    Carla

  3. Krista January 21, 2011 at 6:17 pm #

    Funt o read about your continuing adventures in Mexico! Keep up the blog.

  4. Krista January 21, 2011 at 6:17 pm #

    Funt o read about your continuing adventures in Mexico! Keep up the blog.

  5. leadatortilla January 24, 2011 at 2:52 pm #

    I hope the PO BOx works for ya!

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