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Mailing/shipping items to another country

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Camino(s) past & future
Past: April 2012; Future: June/July 2017
I have a question about mailing a large item to another country from Santiago. I have planned a holiday in a few other countries after my Camino and was thinking to mail a large item from Santiago to Paris, where I would end and fly home from.
I would have 2 weeks from the time I leave Santiago and arrive in Paris. I also would need to pack the large item in some cardboard. Does anyone know if it is possible to do all of this and have it arrive within the 2 weeks?


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Camino(s) past & future
Sarria-Santiago (2009)
León-Ponferrada (2014)
Camino Inglés (2017)
Hi Heather,
The post office in Santiago has boxes that you can purchase and pack your item into, and if you mail it to a "poste restante" in Paris they'll hold it for you for 2 weeks (possibly longer). Or - if you know where you're staying in Paris you can contact your hotel and see if they'll accept a package for you.

But it shouldn't be a problem to ship from Santiago to another country, especially if it's in the EU. Hope that helps!


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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés (April 2017)
We just shipped our backpacks from Santiago to Oxford UK with Mailboxes etc. Takes a week, cost about 100€ for two big packs.

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