May 9, 2012

Please keep in touch!

You can use this address while I am a Peace Corps Trainee (PCT) — roughly, through August. After training, when I become a Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV), I will have a new address.

Love Nickerson, PCT
Post Office Box 1036
Central Post Office
Ulaanbaatar 15160
Mongolia (via China)

Mail may take 3-4 weeks to reach me. (As I understand it, our training site is not in the capital city—Ulaanbaatar, where the mail is sent—and may only be delivered to us once or twice weekly.)

Feel free to email me at, however, I may not have internet access for weeks at a time. For items that have to be mailed, I used the international calculator via USPS to get an idea of rates: a regular old letter can be sent for ~$1, a large envelope (a pound) is ~$10, a flat-rate envelope (up to 4 pounds) is ~$17, and small box (up to 20 pounds) is [gulp] ~$50. Honestly, I can’t think of anything I need to have badly enough to warrant anyone paying $50 just to ship it to me.

I promise to send a postcard (within the next 2 years) if you email me your physical address. (Please put “address” in the subject line, thanks.)

‘Til the next social network comes along, you can find me on facebook here: