One more point about PC. We've been gone from them for two weeks now, and we still don't have our passports back. We're ready to go to Taiwan instead, but we need to get visas and we need passports to get the visas. We have tickets, so we get our passports soon or, what? The tickets are just more money down the PC drain? I dunno, but I don't wanna find out.
Oh, and I talked with a guy in PC's travel agency the same day PC said we were out; he said he'd send our passports right out. I called back a week later to find out they were never sent. Just so you know, if you're joining the Peace Corps and something goes wrong, there is a chance for it to go really wrong.