After a whirlwind holiday vacation in the U.S., I am starting to buckle down on my preparations for my trip. I am busy packing, gathering goods, learning Swahili and visiting friends and family. I leave in two weeks for Tanzania. It will take me a full day and a half to get there; 24 hours alone for the flying and then another 4-7 hours in a bus after resting a night in Nairobi. I can’t wait for this adventure and my first opportunities to use the Swahili I am learning. I will post more once my trip has begun!