I love mail! I plan on becoming an excellent pen pal while living in the DR and every little piece of mail I receive will help cheer me on a sad day. I will likely have a new address around May to my direct site, but this address will always be good.
Jennifer Vettel, PCV
Cuerpo de Paz
Mail service can take many weeks, so do not be surprised if I do not receive things quickly. It is suggested that you number your letters so that I will know if one is missing. Postcards should be sent in envelopes - otherwise they will likely end up on the wall of the local post office!
You want to send me a package? YAY! A few tips for sending me packages
- Sadly, there is a high incidence of theft for packages. Do not mail me anything expensive. Apparently writing religious phrases like "Jesus Loves You" or "God Bless" may decrease the likelihood of theft.
- I have to pay taxes on any packages I pick up. Please don't send me super heavy packages. Also, please only send by USPS - it is very expensive for me to pick up FedEx or DHL packages.
- Boxes are more likely to be stolen than padded envelopes. So if possible, fit what you send me in a padded envelope. Padded envelopes are also free for me to pick up!
I will post a list once I am in country of things that I would like to have sent. Safe bets are spices, music or DVDs, letters, magazines, loose leaf teas, and crystal light/Gatorade.
I will eventually have a DR number, after the first month or so. I will give this number to friends and family where you can call me and I will not be charged. However, given my limited budget, I will not be able to afford many minutes to call or text people. Feel free to call/text me as much as you want, but do not be surprised if you receive few calls back or texts back.
Email is always a great choice! Please send lots of updates and often! I will do my best to reply to everyone