Hi everyone! International Postal Boxes? What?? I’ve had this post in my head since we went to the Grand Cayman Islands back in November 2014. I started thinking about all of the different postal boxes that would be out there and how every country has their own system. Pretty intense when you start thinking of all of the numerous postal systems across the globe. So I reached out to some fellow travel bloggers to see if they had any interesting images and what they came back with was pretty great. I’m so happy to share this post with you and hope you enjoy seeing the diversity of the world’s postal boxes as much as I did.
- from Ann Belle – Belle NRW – Ann’s site is guide of family-friendly attractions in NordRhein Westfalen, Germany.
- from Jonathan Look – LifePart2.com
This post box was located just outside of our apartment in Shanghai by the Shanghai Children’s Medical Center.
- from Andreas Susana – http://www.travelwriticus.com/ Photo of a post box taken in Mödling, a city in the Austrian province Lower Austria.
- from Gordon and Paula of Contented Traveller — Gordon and Paula travel their own way and are a little left of centre. Expect unique stories and advice on Contented Traveller for those who do not like conformity.
How fun is that? An underwater post box!
- from Sarah Pavloic of Montenegro Pulse. Montenegro Pulse gives visitors an insider’s guide to Montenegro.
- from Nicole at Popdot Media
8) VATICAN CITY
- from Ana O’Reilly at Ana Travels. Ana’s travel blog is an Argentinena expat’s travels.
9) UNITED STATES
10) UNITED KINGDOM
- from Chrissy at Travel Passionate. Travelpassionate is about traveling in Greece from the eyes of a local and my trips around the world while maintaining a 9 till 5 job.
- from Ruth at Exploramum. She’s a single Australian Mum who travels the world with her now 10 year old son. They are in Spain – country 53 of our trip which so far has lasted 3 years.
12) SPAIN (PART 2) – Montserrat (Catalunya Spain)
- from Betsy at Passing Thru. “We blog about a simplified, independent travel-centered life. We’re full-time travelers currently on a two-year (or more, who knows?) RTW trip.”
13) GRAND CAYMAN ISLANDS
This was the post box that started it all for this post. We were in the Grand Cayman in November and I saw this blue beauty.
- from Kirsten – Globetrotter in a Wheelchair. Globetrotting in a wheelchair means thinking out of the box. With globetrotterinawheelchair.com Kirsten shows you anything can be done when thinking with a creative mind.
- from Chris Backe at One Weird Globe. All about helping you discover the world’s weirdest places.
- from Kristin Francis of Souvenir Finder.
- from Catherine Benoit at The Go Fever. She has a full-time job with a huge case of wanderlust so she tries to balance work and saving money with traveling as much as possible and indulding in extraordinary experiences in exotic destinations!
- from Menorca Chaturvedi of Europe Diaries. Europe Diaries is an expat’s blog about living and travelling in Europe.She focuses on experiences, exploring places as well as local culture and food!
Funny that I just assumed that the Swiss post box would be red. But I’m sure they have plenty of red over there.
I took this photo when we were walking around the Xiamending area of Taipei back in May. They always have two boxes.
- from Karolina & Patryk of KarolinaPatryk – They have a family travel blog and write about All Inclusive Travel.
21) HONG KONG
I took the post box image on my first visit to Hong Kong.
I really love the teal. So different for postal colors. Here is a postal van as well in Kowloon on our way to the airport.
- from Nic and Paul – The Roaming Renegades. They are escaping the 9-5 to life live to the fullest and experience all the world has to offer. They are travellers, explorers and adventurers making Their way around the globe on a budget!
I took this recently in Lumut, Malaysia. Seems like they have a heavy British infulence, but some other addtional boxes as well. Also please note the “POS” meh meh meh. Pretty solid logo though. Love those thick lines.
I hope everyone enjoyed this post as much as I did receiving the images. It’s very interesting the colors that most postal systems stick to – blue, red, yellow.
Thank you so much to the contributers. What is everyone’s favorite postal box? Have you seen any other cool postal boxes out there in the wild?