so to attempt to recap...it was 'hit the ground running', instant and complete cultural immersion. pretty much has lived up to the romanticism that most conjure up when imaging what peace corps is like, page out of national geographic-esque. the initial shock of life in a developing third-world country has subsided and what was once shocking has now already taken on a sense of normalcy. amazing what you can get 'used-to'.
new mailing address...mike hibbard PCV, BP 221, 301 fianarantsoa, madagascar
address in ambalavao, though i'm not yet sure if i have the capability to receive mail direct here...Lot III G17, Avaramanda, Ambalavao 303, Madagascar
more to come later. thanks for being patient and giving some of your time.