I think it is interesting that, one day seven months ago, with much time on my hands, I devised the contour of Africa out of burnt almonds. My thought was, “Africa, oh how my heart longs to meet thee.” I had no idea that I’d be on my way there so soon.

Today, Taryn and I begin our trek: Portland, OR > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Kigali, Rwanda. It will take us a solid 24 hours to get there. The time difference from Oregon is nine hours ahead. If traveling goes smoothly, we will arrive there at 7:00pm on Saturday (Rwanda time). My desire is to communicate as much as possible for those who are following along with this journey, so keep checking for new posts.

Bon Voyage!