Preparing for Travel

I am going to Africa! I can hardly even imagine it! It didn’t even seem real until I actually hit the “buy” button for my airline ticket. Who would-of thought that a brief conversation in August would bring me to Tanzania in May. Yikes! Yes, I’ve been abroad before, but at a 5-Star resort. I am preparing for a totally different experience.

I love attending the orientation meetings. The students ask such great questions. I feel so tongue-tied when I try to speak Swahili. Isn’t there a translation app on my smartphone? So far I’ve gotten my immunizations, meds for malaria and an adaptor for electronics. The thought of spraying Deet on my skin really scares me! All in all, my level of excitement far outweighs my level of stress and I hope it stays that way.