Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Important Information (well kinda )

So this is the really important making me feel special by getting letters in the post! From September until mid-December of 2007 my address will be

Lindsay Songstad,PCT
Peace Corps
C.P. 4398
Maputo, Mozambique

Make sure that you write "Air Mail" and " Par Avion" on anything that you might send. If you get really ambitious and think that you might write more than one letter, please be sure and number them because rumor has it that the postal service is not extremely reliable. I have also heard that writing in red ink, and writing God Bless, Teaching Materials, or drawing crosses on the packing has helped other volunteers receive more complte packages. I am hoping to get a mobile phone when i get there, but obviously i dont have the number yet. I know that calling overseas direct can get really expensive, but there is this thing called Skype. It is free to download, and using it you can call Mozambique for somewhere around $0.16/min. Not the cheapest rates out there, but much less expensive than calling directly.

At this point i am really excited/nervous. As much reading as i have done i feel like i should know what to expect, but i really have no idea. it seems like everyone has a different experience,but all volunteers seem to love moz, so that is reassuring. i am most nervous about learning portuguese, but i guess when you are thrown into a situation where you have no choice but to learn the language, you either sink or swim. although i have been trying to study portuguese, i dont think i have been making much progress, but i am trying right? well i think that might be all for now. 6 weeks and counting :D