I hope this finds many of you anticipating Thanksgiving and other upcoming holidays to be spent with family and friends. Here we’re in the midst of planning for what will likely be a riotous Turkey Day with the Fianarantsoa American community plus those Peace Corps volunteers from other regions that will find there way here for what is fast becoming known as the best Thanksgiving celebration in Madagascar – with upwards of 40 people expected (though sadly, no turkeys this year L).
Sadly too, this will be my last holiday with the crew in Fianar and the rest of
This year Christmas and New Years will be in
I have been offered a position as health coordinator for a regional office in Cao Bang city, capital of the
As I said earlier, I will be leaving
This is a bit unexpected – I wasn’t due to finish my contract with the NGO SantéNet and USAID here in Madagascar until the end of January, but all of my supervisors have been extremely supportive in my decision to take this position, as it’s going to be a great opportunity to experience another culture, another continent, not to mention a great move professionally. I’m very excited, although also very sad to be leaving
I’m not sure how many of you regularly (or even irregularly) check on my blog (not that I’ve been that regular of a poster, either), but that’s part of the reason I’m sending this note as a mass e-mail as well as a blog posting. The other reason is that it seems as though my current blog site is apparently not one that is very well-liked by the Vietnamese controllers, and I may not be able to continue posting to it once I arrive there. As I may have to go back to mass e-mailing unless I find another option once I arrive in
So that’s a brief update of the big change in my life – one change that may not have to be made is the address to my blog site: www.maderica.blogspot.com – I’m sure many of you will continue to agree that I am quite mad, even if I am no longer living in Mad-land.
All my best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and I hope to hear updates from many of you as well!