The box was "dispatched" from Beirut 7 months ago... And now it's finally home in Hanoi! :)
I wonder how far it traveled, maybe it went all the way around the world. Maybe it was transiting in Ouagadougou and Caracas. Or maybe it's been in Vietnam the whole time without anyone noticing it. I don't know. The fact is the box was sent by the Beirut post office on September, 17th 2010, and it arrived on Vietnamese soil on March, 14th 2011. Oh well, it's never too late!
After visiting almost all the post offices in Hanoi, at least five times each, I gave up hope. Trusting the postal service's of two "developing" countries, where almost nothing is tracked by computer and everything is written down, was probably not a smart thing to do in the first place.
So you can imagine the relief and hysteria I had when I opened my gmail, and saw an enormous "URGENT" on the subject title of an email sent by my sister! I couldn't believe it!
The one from Lebanon. Your box!
The one that was supposed to arrive in November? My box?!
It's in Hanoi? the box is at the post office in Hanoi?
So, I went to pick it up ,to bring it back home. I carried the box up 5 stories, and in the process I hurt my back. I hurt it so bad that it's been almost a week of non-stop pain and limited movement.
But who cares. It's finally here!
As I opened it, I read Beirut, I felt Beirut, I smelt Beirut, I walked Beirut, I heard Beirut!
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