Like many other days are celebrated in this world, there is also a day dedicated to the posts. The World Post Day falls on October 9 and truly holds a significance as posts are loaded with memories and love. On this note, you might find it interesting to check out the 10 most unusual post offices around the world. There are oddities of different kinds on Earth, but these post offices are sure something really interesting.
1 – Vanuatu Post’s Underwater Post Office, Republic Of Vanuatu
Established on June 30, 2003, to celebrate the 83-island archipelago’s status as a marine paradise, the world’s first underwater post office is staffed by a scuba diver and the customers buy special waterproof postcards available on land before diving 9 feet, in the midst of colourful fish, to get the waterproof stamp.
2 – China Post Office, Everest Base Camp, Nepal
Also known as Qomolangma, the highest post office in the world, stands at the Everest base camp in Tibet autonomous region and is open for seven months, from April and October serving about 30 customers a day.
3 – Susami, Japan
Named as the deepest underwater postbox in Guinness Book Of World Records, Susami’s 33 feet below sea level post office was installed in 1999 as a part of a marine sports festival event and can be used to send mail. A local diving shop staff member picks up cards once a day as part of regular mail service, posted by the divers.
4 – U.S Post Office, Christmas, Florida, United States Of America
Famed for its postmark — “Christmas, Fl”, it is situated in a sleepy town outside of Orlando, and flocked by people from across the country.
5 – The Republic Of Molossia Post Office, Molossia Micronation
The world’s smallest sovereign republic of Molossia – a micronation with 12 members, near Dayton, Nevada, is connected to the world with this tiny post office.
6 – China Post Space Office
China opened a virtual post office, in order to celebrate the docking of Shenzhou-8 unmanned spacecraft with space lab module Tiangong-1, on November 3, 2011, 213 miles (343 km) above the Earth’s surface, which will be able to deliver mail from the general public to astronauts onboard the space station.
7 – British Base And Post Office, Port Lockroy, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Located at British Base A at Port Lockroy, in Antarctic Peninsula, the remote post office receives around 70,000 cards from over 100 countries every year.
8 – Post Office Bay, Island Of Floreana, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Located on Floreana Island, serving the travelers for the past 200 years, it serves as mail delivery point where ships heading home picks up mail and deliver it to their destinations, in Europe and the United States.
9 – Ochopee Post Office, Ochopee, FL
The smallest post office in the U.S measuring seven by eight feet, managed by one person and delivering to three countries, it is located in Ochopee, an unincorporated community in Collier County with a population of fewer than 15 people.
10 – Post Office In Hell, Grand Cayman Islands
You can easily say you visited the hell and back, as this post office is located at Hell, in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, where the visitors can send postcards stamped with “postcards from hell.”