One time I shipped some gear to a guy in Belgium...but some brainless person at the US Post Office routed it to Belize. (Hey, they got the first 3 letters right! Just not, you know, the CONTINENT...) It did eventually get there, much tanks to the Belize postal folks, but if I hadn't had the more expensive postage with tracking, everyone involved would have been quite upset, assuming the worst. Definitely get tracking.

Duncan