June 7, 2012 – Bangui, Central African Republic

After a great night sleep, I find myself with an easy-going day. I needed this day in between border crossings and the flight to Kenya because I had no idea if I’d make the crossing on time. Because I did manage to cross in time, I have an extra day, which allowed me to wash my clothes (how will I EVER get the red dirt out of my jeans?) and shop for some amoeba and parasite medicine, should I need it later on. Thelma and I went out to a nice place for lunch because I am so grateful to her for all she’s done for me, hosting me in Bangui. Before you knew it, I find myself floating.

I am floating, staring at the American flag between palm trees.

I am swimming in the Ambassador’s pool in a pair of boxer shorts and a t-shirt because I never thought of packing a bathing suit for this trip. Good thing it is just Thelma and me cooling off here after a very, very hot day.

Tomorrow I start the trek to Mombasa, Kenya. What will happen then? Can’t wait to find out!