I keep on forgetting that Christmas is coming in 4 days. It might have something to do with the 90 degree heat and lack of snow. And since I have no electricity, when I want to listen to Christmas music, my best options are to sing or whistle it. I think I will spend Christmas on Xai-xai beach, which, although is as antithetical to my typical midwestern Christmas as possible, will certainly be festive and memorable.
I´ve had requests for my new mailing address and care package ideas. The best mailing address will still be the Maputo address; mail sent there will eventually reach me, and as inefficient as that may sound, I believe it is the best option.
c/o Corpo da Paz
Av. do Zimbabwe No. 345
As for care package ideas, I would be thrilled to receive anything, but I´d be especially happy to receive wasabi soy almonds (found at your local Kmart or Target), black licorice, instant pudding mix, stickers for students, ground coffee, granola bars, books, magazines, or maybe a new t-shirt or tanktop, as excessive sweating and handwashing are together killing my clothing.
Lots of love to you all, and best wishes for your holiday season!