Well, today is June 27th, and its my sister and my final day in Illinois. Tomorrow at 7am we fly to LAX, and later that day we leave for Taiwan! We’ll be teaching English for nine weeks with an organization called World Passport. We’ll be working in summer camps all around the country, but our offices are based in Tainan, Taiwan, which is the snack capital of Taiwan :D
Today we packed. I started making my packing list last week. It included lots of clothes, sandals, my awesome (new!) Kindle, laptop, power adaptors, toothbrush, camera, etc. You know, the standards. We’ll also be bringing some cheesy English movies to show our classes (note to TSA, that is why Legally Blonde is in our suitcase).
I’m super, super excited to leave. I’ll miss my mama and my boyfriend (he’ll be in Korea!), but I’m glad to leave Illinois for awhile. I graduated college earlier this month, but I’ll be returning in the fall to complete a post-bac fellowship. I”ll be taking classes in addition to working on a project in the history department and ta-ing classes. So, this will be a much needed adventure.
Travel is my passion. Taiwan will be the 17th country I’ve visited since I was sixteen. I’ve been to Germany, Italy, France, Spain, England, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, India, Nepal, Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia, Peru, and Chile. (And the US, of course). The longest I’ve been gone is four months when I was in South America, so this two month trip will go pretty fast for me.
I’m so glad that I get to experience East Asia with my amazing sister! She has only spent a week abroad. She went to Egypt (fucking awesome, right?). So, we’re really, really lucky to get to adventure around Taiwan with each other. She’s my best friend!
That’s about it. I’m so excited. Maybe we’ll have wifi on our flight, and I can blog from China Air!