Friday, January 27, 2012

Squared Away

So that's it. Paperwork has been received by the foundation and I've been given the green light. Check out these videos to get a taste of what the future holds.
As for my flight details, I'll be getting into Kathmandu in the morning and catching a taxi to meet my coordinator, Macartan. I just have to say that the Umbrella foundation has been extremely helpful through this process- I have high hopes for my stay there. It has been stressed to negotiate the price of my taxi which I am thrilled to try my hand at. I feel after 20 years of strutting through the hood, I can handle a pushy Nepalese driver right? ...right? I'll add more details when I have more information- I'm currently wikipedia-ing a lot of what was in my confirmation email (Kimdole Chowk, Swayambhu is the ...airport? I guess) Thanks for following, the good times are on their way in....less than 7 weeks. Cue ominous music

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Alright Kids

7 weeks until D day- that's D as in departure. My passport is here, my paperwork is in, my plane tickets are handled, surgery over (hallelujah) and all that's left is a few vaccines. Knowing me, the next time you'll be hearing from me is whilst in the airport, waiting and waiting. My layover is in Holland, just FYI. Now is the time I need to start reading Nepalese newspapers to keep up with the political climate, yadayadayada. I'm not yet worried because it still doesn't seem even remotely real. What DOES seem real is my TEAS coming up February 2nd (please send some good juju). A REAL update soon- something profound and moving. I'm just having a bit of writers block. I don't have any more Gareth pictures so here's an oldie of me. It doesn't have a deep figurative meaning, it was just on my desktop. I'll get better at this guys- bear with me.