Awesome song: The Ruminant Band by Fruit Bats
How’s it going? Yesterday I received my PC staging information and travel itinerary. On July 1st – which happens to be my mother’s birthday – I fly to Philadelphia for a quick jam sesh AKA a brief orientation. July 2nd we take a bus to NY, then a plane to Amsterdam, then another plane to Nairobi, then another plane to Lilongwe (the capital of Malawi in/near which training will occur). How wild is that?
So now I try my best to prepare and pack. My room looks like a camp site exploded. A film of hiking gear and bags and solar chargers and headlamps and books and papers coats the floor. I feel kind of guilty about buying and owning so much stuff, but I know every item I bring to Malawi will be useful – there is not enough packing room for it to be otherwise. Oh – MAIL:Maria Genovese, PCT Peace Corps P.O. Box 208 Lilongwe, Malawi
Mail takes 2-3 weeks to arrive in Malawi. Please write “Air Mail” and “Par Avion” on the envelope. Packages take 6-9 weeks to arrive. Please write!! It’ll be a joy to get your letters.
Nice. So I’m pumped! A little nervous too. I’m really going to miss my my fantastic friends and family. I like to think of us all as expanding into the universe rather than leaving each other.