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The post office is in downtown Provo at the corner of Airport Road (stamp collectors will be interested in the wide selection of stamps sold by the Philatelic Bureau, which maintains a small desk at the airport). You'll pay 50¢ to send a postcard to the United States, 60¢ to Canada and the United Kingdom; letters, per ½ ounce, cost 60¢ to the United States, 80¢ to Canada and the United Kingdom. When writing to the Turks and Caicos Islands, be sure to include the specific island and "Turks & Caicos Islands, BWI" (British West Indies). In general, the post office is not very reliable, and packages take an especially long time to arrive. There is no home delivery of mail; everyone has a PO Box. Expect postcards to take a month to get to your friends and neighbors—if they get them at all.

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FedEx has offices on Provo and Grand Turk. Though expensive, FedEx is the only reliable way to send something to or from the islands. Keep in mind that buildings aren't numbered, though everyone on the island knows where each place is. Villas have names and not numbers, and there is no home delivery on any of the islands (even by FedEx); people must pick up packages at the FedEx office.

FedEx (649/946–4682 on Provo.)

Philatelic Bureau (649/946–1534.)

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