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"I often wonder what would have happened to me if I hadn't made that decision. I suppose I would have sunk. I suppose I would have found some kind of hole and tried to hide or pass. After all, we make ourselves according to the ideas we have of our possibilities. I would have hidden in my hole and been crippled by my sentimentality, doing what I was doing, and doing it well, but always looking for the wailing wall. And I would never have seen the world as the rich place that it is. You wouldn't have seen me here in Africa, doing what I do."

- V.S. Naipaul, A Bend in the River
Sep. 7th, 2009 @ 11:49 am Moving to Liberia
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I'm getting ready to move to Suacoco, (small college town 3 hours from Monrovia) for a year to volunteer for IFESH. I was wondering if anyone had advice of mail forwarding and package shipping. I've heard about Shipito.com and other "mail collection" services. Do those work? Does anyone recommend them?