Contact Information

Until June, I can be reached by snail mail at:

Tracy Mitchell, Peace Corps Trainee
Private Bag 00243
Gaborone, Botswana

- Send padded envelopes, rather than boxes, when possible.
- Must be sent via USPS International Mail (write "Air Mail" and "Par Avion" on envelopes).
- Save mail receipts and number your packages/letters so we can tell if one goes missing
- Claim a maximum value of less than $25 on customs forms and be vague about what you are mailing. Best claims are Bibles or Tampons. Do not claim to be mailing food or electronics.
- Write Christian phrases on packages such as "God Bless" or "Jesus is Watching." This will make it less likely to be stolen. Seriously. You could also address packages to "Sister Tracy Mitchell" as if I am a nun.
- Don't mail perishable food, as packages may take several weeks to arrive.
- It's estimated that packages take about 2-4 weeks to get to me.
- I've also heard that you can send things via courier, such as DHL.

I will also have a cell phone eventually. I've heard that it will be free for me to receive incoming calls/texts. My recommendation for you would be to get international phone cards when calling me, that way your only charges will be the cost of the phone card itself and any charges from your cell company for minutes usage (as if you were making a domestic call). Or you can call me on Skype for cheap. Once I have my phone number, I'll post it or email it to you.

I will hopefully be able to be reached by email/Facebook, too!