3406Re: [ujeni] Re: Help! Suggestions for to-be trainee?
- Sep 14, 2002Hi Tighe,
As a PCV in Kenya 30+ years ago, I found my pressure cooker to be
invaluable. When my daughter, Tana Beverwyk-Abouda, went to Malawi as a PCV
she took one along and loved it. It's one way to conserve those fast
disappearing trees in Malawi...faster cooking means less charcoal.
Enjoy every minute.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tighe1" <junk9191@...>
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2002 1:19 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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