Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Receiving mail in Guatemala might just be one of the most complicated things you will ever have to do in your life. For unknown-to-us reasons, the postal service likes to hold hostage certain packages that arrive in the country instead of sending them on to you like they are supposed to.

In place of your package, you receive a piece of paper in the mail telling you to drive yourself all the way to the capital and bring the official citation you received, a copy of your passport, an official letter of authorization if someone else goes for you, a copy of their identification too, and a bunch of money just in case you have to pay to pick up your package that someone else already paid to send you. Hello, Fort Knox.

Yesterday, I finally got the package Mom sent me. I hated the hassle of dealing with the Guatemalan mail service, but trust me, THIS WAS SO WORTH IT:

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