Ok, so I haven't actually left yet...I'm not leaving until tomorrow morning, but I figured I probably won't have much time to update again before I leave considering I'll be running around packing everything, praying that my suitcase weighs less than 50 pounds, and still trying to finish reading my last book. I'm hoping to have at least half of it read before I leave. We'll see. So anyway, I leave tomorrow morning, flying out of Cincinnati to JFK. From there, I'll meet up with the group of people from my program and we'll all fly to Johannesburg together. It takes such a long time to get there, that our plane actually makes a little pit-stop in Senegal instead of going straight there. I should arrive in Johannesburg around 5pm SAST which is about 11am EST. That's right, I'll be traveling for over a day.
Anyway, once we arrive in Johannesburg, we'll spend a few days there seeing the sights, getting over jet lag, and getting oriented to life in South Africa. Then, we'll head to Durban, where I'll stay with a family in the suburbs for several weeks. I'm not exactly sure when I'll be able to access the internet, but I will try to update as soon as I can. Well, I should probably get pack to packing all of my things up. See you in a few months!