T Minus 18 Days
Trip Start Oct 15, 2013
9Trip End Jan 09, 2014
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On October 15th, I will take off for Belfast, Northern Ireland to work with Theatre of Witness, a group aiming to unite theatre and social justice. After assisting in the production of their SANCTUARY tour, I will head off to Cape Town, South Africa for three and a half weeks to continue working with non-profit arts organizations. This unbelievable opportunity has come about through my school, the one and only Baldwin Wallace University
After two months of service work in Northern Ireland and South Africa, I am embarking on a European backpacking tour with three of my closest friends from back home in Harrisburg, PA. Dan is in Dublin for the semester, Liz is in London and Abbey is coming over to meet us for some adventures that are truly found once in a lifetime. I'm pumped, apprehensive, anxious and ready to go!
Until then, I'll keep waiting on the floor of this Greyhound in Pittsburgh. I'm headed home to give a rousing "see you later" to my family. I won't be home for Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's, which is going to be hard for me and even harder for my parents. Even so, I know they've equipped me with the right tools to take this big step overseas.
I'd like to use this blog to document preparing for the trip, travelling, day-to-day stories and coping with the aftereffects, which we have been warned can be tough. I hope you travel along with me; believe me, I'll find lots of trouble and interesting people along the way ;)