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Tanzania....here we come!

Arusha, Tanzania
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Tanzania....here we come!

....and so I ask the experts and all those that post on this forum and that have provided much needed wisdom and insight:

****** any last minute words of advice? ******

We'll be at Foot2Afrika from May 27 - June 24, and then on safari from June 24 - June 30, then back to Foot2Afrika for an overnight to say goodbye to our new friends, and then heading home on July 1.

I have started a blog, which you are welcome to visit. the site is under construction still, but hopefully I'll have the kinks worked out by Saturday! (it's my first blog).

It's called "Little By Little, A Little Becomes a Lot" at


Busy packing, and not sleeping a whole lot thinking of all the things we have yet to do........and SO excited. You all have made Tanzania so "real" to me already, and I feel so honored to be heading off to this "once-in-a-lifetime" experience, that you have all warned will most likely be the first of many trips if I am so blessed.

Thank you.

Isle of Man, United...
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1. Re: Tanzania....here we come!

Good to hear it is now so near.

Last minute words of advice?

Just the usual ones.

Pack your sense of humour and a bagful of patience for those few times they are needed.

Leave behind all and every pre-concieved notions you harbour about "Africa" and that little red book entitled "This is how we do things in America!"

Keep your mind open and your purse closed!

Don't over pack with clothes, they do wash.

Bring home lots of good memories and leave behind many friends.

Safari Njema.

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2. Re: Tanzania....here we come!

Nothing to add Kathy...except...WOO HOO!!

Have a great time!

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3. Re: Tanzania....here we come!

Vaya con Dios!

Antwerp, Belgium
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4. Re: Tanzania....here we come!

I wish you and your daughter a wonderfull trip, looking forward to visiting

your blog.

carpe diem !

Findlay, Ohio
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5. Re: Tanzania....here we come!

My only advice at this time would be to make certain you pack a good portion of good humor (you will need it) and patience. Don't pack any of your preconceived notions about Africa. Go with the flow of things. And don't try to fix things there, you won't; accept what is for what is.

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6. Re: Tanzania....here we come!

Have a wonderful and safe trip.

Arusha, Tanzania
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7. Re: Tanzania....here we come!

Thank you all! I cannot believe our time is almost here. So many of you have been such a huge help in planning this trip, but most importantly, just reading everyone's posts has been a real learning experience!

Laughter, humor, patience, humility, respect, and an open mind - we have those in abundance.

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