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And I’m off! Flight info, etc

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

So, I leave in half an hour for the airport.
I am sorry to say that for all my planning, this last day has been a mad rush.
Thanks to all of you who have helped me-you know who you are!
Leave SFO to LAX on Oct 30th.7:25 pm
Arrive LAX on Oct 30th. 8:55 pm
Flight # is 7784, flying on Express Jet Airlines(Delta)
Leave LAX to Guatemala City, La Aurora Airport on Oct 30th. 11:25pm
Arrive GUA October 30t1st, 5:07 am(CST)
Flight 2003, flying on Taca Int. Airlines(United)
Should be Xela by the afternoon(taking the bus)
Email contact for where I’m going is is the school’s #, not my personal #.
I’ll find an internet cafe in a few days and blog away!!!!.

Friday, October 19th, 2007

10 things I will miss about the town I live in right now:

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007
Things I will miss about small town life in Winters, California:(in no particular order) 1. Being able to walk down the street at any time of day or night 2. Living on "Main Street" 3. Having the best coffee in the world right ... [Continue reading this entry]

MY last day at work!And other things…

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007
Yesterday was my very last day at work. For over a year I have worked multiple jobs, some at odd hours, to pay for this trip. It was extremely strange to realize that as of today I would be-unemployed! Today ... [Continue reading this entry]

The Real-life test: My final packing list

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007
Earlier on this site, I posted my packing list...Guess what? After I road-tested it in real life, I've made alot of changes. What I learned from a real-life test: 1. Some things washed/dried into a wrinkly mess, even though they said ... [Continue reading this entry]

A Miracle

Saturday, October 6th, 2007
It's really been hitting me over the last few days that I'm about to actually do this incredible journey around the world. Actually, it's exciting to go around the world; but it's thrilling to do it alone and with the ... [Continue reading this entry]

My Guidelines for What to Pack for Volunteer Travel for Women

Monday, October 1st, 2007
IF YOU ARE DOING VOLUNTEER WORK, YOU MAY FIND THESE GUIDELINES HELPFUL...If you want to see the actual packing list of what I'm bring in insane detail, it has moved to another spot on this blog. Check on list at ... [Continue reading this entry]

Where and How I found Volunteer Jobs/What to Expect Volunteering

Monday, October 1st, 2007
Everyone's's the answer. Alot of hard work,alot of time on the internet,alot of phone calls,and alot of late nights staying up researching different organizations! Your skills,your commitment... First,be willing to look at your skillset and what you can offer. Everyone has ... [Continue reading this entry]

The 30 day countdown!

Monday, October 1st, 2007
Today is October 1st, and I've got 30 days until I'm in Guatemala! I am extremely excited. Many changes have been made since the last entry. At first, I was just going to rewrite the first entry, but instead I will ... [Continue reading this entry]