If you’re interested in staying in touch, here’s a bit of information for you:Leah Ganj-Bakhsh PO Box 1973 Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
Some info I found on another site has good tips, so I stole it:
“It takes about 2-4 weeks for letters and packages to arrive. It’s a good idea to date or number letters so I’ll know if any are missing. Here are a few tips to help make sure things get to me:
- Always write “par avion/Air Mail” on letters
- Write in red ink
- Don’t send postcards, or put them in envelopes, or they might end up on the wall of the post office
- Be as general as possible on customs forms. Putting things like “educational materials” or “hygiene products” will probably decrease the chance of a search
- Use padded envelopes when possible to cut down on fees of sending and receiving packages. (Flat rate boxes are pretty good, too.)
- Put food in ziploc bags so pests don’t eat them
Also, I read that while post-office workers have a tendency to open packages as they please, they are less likely to do so if it looks official or religious. Consider drawing religious symbols (crosses, etc.) and writing Bible verses on a package to reduce the shifty mail practices that might occur!”
I cannot vouch for the truth in any of the above statements, but it sounds good to me.
As for what you can send me, well, I’m sure I’d appreciate anything you can think of. However, if you’re having trouble coming up with something, here are a few ideas:
- Letters (You remember what those are, right?)
- Candy, preferably Score bars, Kit Kats and Peanut M&Ms
- Other foods, like sausage and cheeses (the kind that you send to people and won’t spoil. God, I miss cheese.), taco seasoning, cheetos puffs, other snacky things.
- Or mexican food stuff. Tortillas, black beans, salsa, etc.
- Magazines (news, entertainment, sports) and books (Anything. Wait, no Twilight.)
- Crossword puzzles, sudoku, other puzzles or games
- Movies or TV shows on burned DVDs
- Tampons. Yes, tampons.