Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Goodbye Canada!

I don't often blog about my personal life. This time, I will definitely make an exception. Especially because it's something that interrupts my blogging...

I'M GOING TO KENYA!!

As part of my placements for my teaching program, we had the option to apply to go to Kenya or Ecuador to teach for 3 weeks. I applied and was one of 25 students chosen to go to Emori Joi Primary School in Kenya.

I leave on February 4, 2012. Wait, did I spell that right? I believe it's spelled S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y. I am so excited. It's kind of surreal right now, but I know it'll sink in when I'm on the plane.

For the 3 weeks we're going to be doing a lot of stuff. We fly from Toronto to Amsterdam to Nairobi and will stay there for the night before traveling out to the Me to We camp where we will be staying. We'll be teaching local Kenyan children in their school, and also be participating in various cultural experiences while we're there. The first weekend we'll be going on a Safari and the second will either be an excursion to the nearest market or a hike. We teach from February 8 to February 22. Our last day of teaching also happens to be my birthday! We'll head back to Nairobi the next day and go to the market there, before leaving for home. It's going to be a whirlwind of an experience! The worst part is going to be the 24 hours of travel time both there and back. But I'm okay with that!

Clearly, this means I'll be MIA from blogging for 3 weeks. I have a lot of packing and stuff to do before leaving on Saturday, so I won't have many posts planned. And even then, it might be a couple Waiting on Wednesdays. Just be prepared for a lack of activity over here.

I hope you all have a wonderful month! I'll definitely write up something special about my experience to post when I get back.

3 comments:

-k said...

Have an amazing time!!! Take lots of pictures and watch out for mosquitos!

Oh, and pack lots of sunscreen because unlike our horribly cold and grey Canadian winters, it's going to be nice and warm in Africa!

Wendy Lohr said...

Wow, sounds like an incredible opportunity! You'll have to maybe share some pics when you get back.

Have a safe trip and lots of fun!!

Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction

Tracy.H said...

Wow! What an exciting experience for you. Savour every moment! Have a safe trip and I can't wait to hear all about it when you return!! :0)

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