I am writing this blog while sitting on the edge of my seat. I am excited yet nervous at the same time. So my feelings are mixed, and that’s a first when it comes to traveling the globe. Tomorrow I am leaving for a 5-week business trip to Kigali, Rwanda. And although this seems like a dream come through there is something that makes me nervous like going to high school for the first time.
First off, my preperations weren’t as smooth as usual proven by the fact that I still need to pick up half of my medecins tomorrow at the airport pharmacy. But my suitcase is packed and my passport ready to be stamped again.
In addition, for the past three weeks I have been partying if I would leave Amsterdam forever. And this is one of the reasons why I am not as at ease with travelling as I usually am. For the first time since leaving my parents house – 10 years ago – I feel like I have found myself a “home” with new family and friends and the changes of getting home sick are much higher because of this. So, I celebrated my birthday and I didnt feel that much older, I travelled to Brussels for some quality time with my parents, partied like there would not be a tomorrow at Amsterdam Dance Event and as a new edition to my non-existing love life I met up with a boy twice. I feel like Sarah Jessica Parker in SATC.
Judging by the “survival” gear I just put in my suitcase I am definitely not Sara Jessica Parker, but more Plane Jane about to go into the jungle. Luckily enough I was in Rwanda last year and got to see the a little bit of the beauty this country has to offer. And since I am going for a longer time I will actually get to see a bit more of the country than just the hotel.
So like always I am going to travel light and leave my worries behind. I guess it will be a great adventure to my list and I will probably write about not wanting to go home in 5 weeks time. Time to check-in. All a board!
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