For my new assignment, I’ll be going to Mozambique in southern Africa. I’m still feeling discombobulated, but overall I’m thrilled.
I’ll be leaving next week, basically as soon as Peace Corps can find a flight for me and two other young women from my Turkmenistan group. The group of new trainees has already left so we will fly to Mozambique directly to meet them and get our visas at the airport. It will be a long trip, probably flying to the East Coast first, then spending a night in Johannesburg, South Africa, before hopping a short flight to Moz the next day.
One of the reasons I was posted there is that the official language is Portuguese so my French background will be a huge asset. I can’t wait to learn Portuguese and I’ve always wanted to visit that part of the African continent so I’m very, very excited, though I don’t know if I will believe it is real until the plane touches down, and probably not even then.