Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Welcome to where various parts of me are going to exist electronically for a bit. Eventually, this will be full of insightful and inspiring stories. As for now, this travelblog is the place where you and I have come to observe the wanderings of my recent adventure to AFRICA. I'm a student volunteer (hi), trying her best to educate the world on the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

I can't remember the last time I have been this nervous to go anywhere. Spending time in Africa has always been a dream, but to volunteer there is even more overwhelming! I've never done anything of this magnitude. As challenging as I know it will be, it will be all the more rewarding.

My flight leaves from the Jacksonville airport around noon this Thursday. I won't be in Tanzania until Saturday at 8 pm (their time). Speaking of "their time"...there is a 7 hour time difference, one day ahead.

If you want to write to me [WHICH I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE :) ] here is the address:

Support for International Change

PO Box 16390

Arusha, Tanzania

East Africa

Things may take 2-3 weeks to arrive and there are no guarantees, but it's worth a shot. I would appreciate even the smallest, most simple mail. I'm sure it would be great to hear from you. Just keep in mind it takes a while to arrive in TZ and I'm only there for 8 wks.

I will be able to update this blog at least once a week, so please keep updated! I will outline all of my adventures and day-to-day experiences.

Once again, thank you for all my support. Especially to my parents, who have put more energy into this trip than anyone. And to my Colin. His encouraging words have gotten me through my worst nerves and fears.

God bless and take care!


1 comment:

  1. Woooow looks like you realy enjoy you're time here in Tanzania Sara.
    You're welcome again,can we be friends if so this is my email;
    nice time.
    're welcome again,can we be friends if so this is my email;
    nice time.