Well the time has finally arrived for us to depart to East Africa! It only took a whole 11 months to get here!
First of all, I would like to thank everyone on behalf of Florence and myself for all the kind words of advice, donations, and general help with the planning of this trip. It means alot to us to be able to arrive at the orphanages with €2500(fundraised) to donate to those poor orphans who need aid fast.
I won't go naming this or that one as I don't want to leave anyone out, but THANK YOU for all the help and advice.
We start our journey Monday. We fly to Heathrow, then its a 10 hour flight to Nairobi in Kenya, where we'll stay for 2 days and get acquainted with the African culture before we cross the border into Tanzania by local bus(which we were advised is much safer...but longer....7 hours :(
I only hope that there's a decent internet connection in the internet cafes so that I can update this blog and do emails etc. I reckon I could live for three months without food, but not without the internet!!
I am also going to be shaving 30 years of hair growth tomorrow as part of a deal I made with myself about going volunteering. I said that I'll shave my head before I go, so no way of getting out of it now :)
Anyways, cherrio folks and next time I post we shall be in Tanzania and have received our welcome dance by the locals.....video here!