1,000 Gifts (801-825)

801. The man waiting for me with the little sign with my name on it at the Johannesburg airport 802. That my airport "shuttle" was actually a sexy black Mercedes 803. A cappuccino to make this Seattle girl very very happy 804. That God knows I like nice things and blessed me with a night... Continue Reading →

Hello Tana! (The Photo Tour)

Of course everyone is dying to know what Madagascar really looks like... ...Me too! I've been here a grand total of three days and it has been nonstop 15+ hour days. And since the back of a taxi is basically my office now I haven't really seen all that much. But I remembered to look... Continue Reading →

1,000 Gifts (776-800)

776. That Starbucks prepared me to deal with ambiguity well 777. In spite of power failures, internet outages and time zones my flight was successfully changed to Monday 778. Now, it's only one day until the Advance team is back together! 779. The last Thai dinner 780. A room at the SIM guesthouse for my... Continue Reading →

Last One Turns the Lights Out

Thursday afternoon I sat inside the Notre Dame Cathedral and cried. I just felt so weak and so heavy. Monday had brought the news the cars wouldn't be stuffed by Thursday which meant I wouldn't be leaving Friday morning as planned. That meant we were back to the original plan where I would stay behind... Continue Reading →

1,000 Gifts (751-775)

751. Now it's less than one week until the Advance team is reunited! 752. An afternoon of good food, good conversation and movies with Roguy and his girls 753. Innocent stopping by for dinner 754. A note from Kirstie all the way from Las Palmas. 755. Skype with Kathy after many months and failed attempts!... Continue Reading →

1,000 Gifts (726-750)

726. That John Wall is a really great boss to have back on the ship; supportive of my Advance job this whole time and flexible and understanding of the new developments 727. That since I'm not there, Ib has stepped up and been a big help in running the ship shop and cafe over the... Continue Reading →

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