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Three Days to Departure

Packing and panicking!

sunny -9 °C

So it's just a few days until I leave and I'm packing up my own stuff as well as things to take as gifts and donations for the NGO with whom I'll be working and the local orphanage. My co-workers have generously donated some toys and books for the orphanage. I picked up some soccer balls and skipping ropes as well as notebooks, pencils, crayons, etc. Also trying to clean up a couple of laptops to take as well.

Here's hoping I have everything I need and that I don't forget some vital document! I'm immunized for diptheria, tetanus, polio, Hep A and B, typhoid, cholera and yellow fever. Malaria medication is packed, as well as lots of sunscreen and a big hat. Visas have been obtained for Cameroon and India; I'll get visas for Kenya and Tanzania at the border.

I think I have things mostly under control but still have moments of anxiety. It will all become more real when I step off the plane in Douala to 30 degrees and 90+% humidity. I'll try to go skating on the river at least once more before I go.

Posted by LizDykman 19:54 Archived in Canada Comments (0)

Less than one month to departure

Countdown has begun

overcast -10 °C

Hey folks,

I'm getting ready to take a trip half-way around the world starting Feb. 15, 2013. The trip will include visits to Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania, India, France, Czech Republic and Netherlands, in that order. I'm going to post news here to let people know I'm still alive and fill you in on highlights of my trip. You can either subscribe to the blog through Travellerspoint at http://lizadventure.travellerspoint.com/, or let me know you'd like to be updated, and I will add you to an email distribution list and you'll receive a message every time I write a new entry. I'll keep things short and sweet and hope to update the blog about once per week.

Here's my itinerary in map form (not exact in terms of all the details, but a rough idea).

The countdown to adventure has begun!

Liz

Posted by LizDykman 11:52 Archived in Canada Comments (0)

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