This time tomorrow (oops, I guess it's today now) I'll be somewhere over the Atlantic heading towards London and finally Capetown! I learned I'll be staying with Tasneem and Shafiek and their sons Ismaeel (5) and Yahya (3) and daughter, Ghaamidah (1). I'll also have three roommates from England, France, and Holland. How exciting!
I'm mostly done packing but have a laundry lists of tasks to complete first thing in the morning. It's hard planning to be gone for eight weeks. Although I leave tomorrow (June 10th), I don't get to South Africa until Tuesday. Apparently, it's on the other side of the world or something. But at least I have something to look forward to during my six hour layover in London. Another volunteer from Sweden will be on my flight to Capetown so we're planning to meet up before we start the 12 hour homestretch.
In other news (big news), I got in to Berkeley Law this week! I am still in shock as Berkeley is my top choice and I had settled that I would not be going there. I will never underestimate the power of waitlists again.
My internet access will be limited but I hope to post about once or twice per week depending on how often I make it to a cafe. Also, if you considered donating to my trip it's not too late. Just visit www.golike.com/southafrica to make a contribution.