Friday, December 10, 2010
This morning we leave for the SFS camp outside of Nairobi. We'll stay there tonight and head to the airport tomorrow morning. Many of us are on a group flight from Nairobi to London to Newark, but about a dozen others are staying in Kenya or Tanzania for a while. A bunch are hiking Kilimanjaro (wooh!) and others are spending some time on the Kenyan coast. Here is my travel itinerary, I will spend a day in NYC with my aunt before flying to Maine. That will be really exciting, but also an overwhelming way to transition from Africa to America! I'm trying to get ready for the reverse culture shock that I'm sure will hit us all as soon as we see so many clean white people in London. It'll be hard to adjust to life back in the US after living in Africa for so long, where we have such opposite lifestyles as most Americans (think washing your hair once a week, never doing homework in doors, ushering bats out of your banda, wearing the same shirt for a week straight, seeing Kili everyday!). I'm excited for many things back in the US (seeing family and friends, eating foods, snow, clean clothes, no bugs!), so that will help me cope with how much I'll miss life here. So, hope to see you all soon!
Posted by Catherine at 8:04 PM