I have two weeks left so I wanted to give you my address and all of my contact information. If you are sending me something there are a list of dos and don'ts. All mail takes about 2-3 weeks to get to me and sometimes up to 6 weeks so don't get sad if I don't get it right away. Make sure you read through the following lists because if you don't my stuff might be stolen or stopped by crazy mail inspectors.
(I'm getting this information right from the PC Cameroon)
2. Mark all Mail: AIR MAIL and PAR AVION
3. If you are sending letters Number them because I might get them out of order
4. If sending packages, "bubble envelopes" work best. If sending any food items, put them inside a ziploc bag. This will reduce chances that bugs or rodents will devour them.
5. Mark Packages Honestly on the outside so greedy postal workers aren't interested for instance:general description of the contents is sufficient: "clothing and candy" rather than "Nike high top sneakers and 2 lbs. Godiva chocolate."
2. Send mail through Surface Mail- it can take up to 2 years to arrive
3. Send Heavy things: There is a tax which Volunteers will have to pay on all packages received before they can retrieve them from the post office. This tax varies according to the size of the package. It might be a nice gesture from friends or family to send a six-pack of Mountain Dew, but it may cost a Volunteer up to $10.00 to get it out of the post office.
My Address for the next 10 weeks:
Peace Corps Trainee
Corps de la Paix
My primary email is: email@example.com
I will try to be on AIM where my name is: Theatreet6
And you can find me on SKYPE by searching for my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org and we can talk live- like a phone for no money! (download this now:http://www.skype.com/download/skype/windows/)
(I have a video camera as well as a head set so if you get a head set we can talk for free)
Well that was a lot of information but I hope it was thorough. Let me know if any of this isn't clear!