Monthly Archives: September 2009

Big News

passportI got my passport back along with the neccessary entry visa. I’m leaving on Monday!

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Ok & happy developments

OKAY – My flight is reserved!

 I’m set to leave next Monday night (October 5th)!!!! Can you believe it?! Let’s just hope that my passport comes back before the weekend… or else they have to postpone the departure.

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the wait continues…

Still in Atlanta, waiting for my passport to return to me. It made it back from Mozambique yesterday, and now it’s off on another adventure to Washington D.C. for my entry visa. I’m just so proud of it, traveling all around the world by itself. 

I had a really, really lovely going away shin-dig on Saturday.  Elizabeth came in all the way from Memphis and Merritt came in for one day from Portland, Oregon (not to down-play the importance of those who didn’t trek in). Not only was it lovely to have some of the best people in my life gathered together, but it was all by romantic candle light!

We’ve had crazy stormy weather in Georgia, and the power went out about an hour into the party. Luckily we had plenty of tea lights and good conversation. Plus, I think it was excellent training for Africa. 

As for the ever mysterious departure date – looks like it should be in the next week or so.

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Getting Ready

The grand departure has been postponed for a week or so. I was supposed to leave on the 14th, but now I must wait for my passport to come back from Mozambique with a work permit. Then it will be sent off again to Washington D.C. for the entry visa. Apparently Mozambique has one of the most complicated visa application processes. It could take a week or three.

But I’m not complaining. I have most of my bags ready to go, so now I can just take a few deep breaths, run some errands and visit with friends.

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