Working flat out until the night before the trip, packing till 2am then working up until the shuttle arrives to pick me up didn’t really give me a lot of time to think about what i had let myself in for.
Starting to contemplate the audacity of what I was doing while waiting for the off, I ponder if I’ve bitten off more than I can chew on such short notice ….. i guess time will tell.
3 plane rides later – JFK to Amsterdam. Amsterdam to Nairobi, Nairobi to Kilimanjaro – I’ve arrived early, minus my bag.
The whole plane has no bags – 20 something people. Everything is apparently still in Nairobi, Ah….
Now 2 days later, I’m still minus a bag. I had a change of clothes with me – thank you to whichever article I read that told me to think about what I couldn’t replace in case my bag didn’t arrive pre hitting the mountain, Tho in hindsight maybe I should have taken it a little more seriously ….
Today will be crunch time. Will my new team be having to donate socks and the like – plus a trip to the rental store probably – to ensure i’m safely up and down or will my bag be waiting patiently holding a treasure trove of goodies to keep me going. We wait with baited breath …..