3400RE: [ujeni] Re: Help! Suggestions for to-be trainee?
- Sep 13, 2002A few more;
-a traveler's hammock (can get from camping catalogues)
-seed packets for veggies and herbs to get some variety in your diet
-freezer strength ziplock baggies in various sizes
-good combination lock
-underclothes money belt
-credit card for emergencies and vacations
-ALOT of extra passport photos
and I couldn't agree more about tupperware - LOVED my Tupperware....
From: Tighe1 [mailto:junk9191@...]
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2002 3:19 PM
Subject: [ujeni] Re: Help! Suggestions for to-be trainee?
Wow, you guys rock. So many good suggestions. I never thought about
the bike repair kit. I never thought about bringing toys for the host
family either! Awesome. I suppose I'll just throw in a few articles
of clothing and fill the rest with stuff. One thing that several
people have suggested is a handheld water purifier. You can buy them
in camping stores, but the one they recommend for africa is $200.
It's still super small, just expensive. I'm thinking about investing
in one. Books and music are definitely on the top of my list, and
I've even found a solar powered battery recharger for about 20 bucks.
I guess I'm screwed in the rainy season though :)
Hearing all of your enthusiasm is really encouraging. Despite all the
problems, I thought the country looked pretty inviting. Everyone says
the people are super friendly and the country is beautiful. I guess
you really can't ask for more.
I leave staging on Oct. 1 for Malawi. Surprisingly, the nervous fits
I had months ago have turned into pure excitement. I'm ready to have
an adventure! I'm doing my training in Dedza (sp?) and apparently it
still has a few modern conveniences. So, if I have internet access I
will most certainly post. Did anyone who did their service within the
last couple of years have regular internet access? Or should I just
assume that will be a once a month luxury?
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