I'm nervous, excited and almost ready.
Shots and vaccine card - check
Passport - check
Anti-malaria pills - check
High-powered bug spray - check
Clothing treated with bug spray as recommended by the travel clinic doctor - check
PowerPoint presentations complete - check
Talking points ready - check
Thumbdrive loaded - check
Converter ready - check
Suitcase pack ,,,,TBD (as in "to be done")
Errands run (like picking up the new pair of glasses that I need for this trip, going to the bank, etc.) TBD
So this time tomorrow I will be well on my way to Amsterdam, Nairobi, Lusaka, eventually making my way to Harare. I've got my iPad and I'll be listening to Christmas music whenever possible so that I'm doing my part to kick off the holiday season.