Saturday, November 19, 2005

Two down... two to go.

Woohoo!!! I have completed two of my four exams and now I'm exam free until Thursday. :oD

Yesterday it was two weeks til I leave for Vanuatu! I'm trying to pretend it isn't happening at the moment so that I can focus on my exams as best as possible, but every so often excitement and panic sneak in and surprise me for a few minutes. I'm loving the excitement and not so loving the panic.

Aginoth, and several other friends of mine, asked whether I will be able to blog from where I'm going. The short answer is No. Because i'll be doing work in remote communities with little to no electricity, so I don't think there'll be many computers available. I may get a chance to pop into a net cafe in Port Vila in the first week that I arrive, but after that i'll be technology free. My mum is panicking because I may not even have access to a phone to call home. It's a pretty cool thought really... Can you imagine the girl who feels lost without her mobile phone, living on an island with very few telecommunications? You've gotta laugh at that!!!

Tomorrow, I'll post about what projects I have been offerred to do and which Islands they are on. :o) That'll be the most information I have about where I'm going until I arrive in Port Vila! It's all happening!!!!

P.S. Don't forget to pop back and check out my surprise on the 28th!!!

26 Comments:

At 11:12 am, Blogger Dak-Ind said...

it sounds like you will have lots and lots to tell us when you get back. sure, today Michelle sent me, but in the future, i look forward to returning and hearing about your travels and projects!

be well. and good luck on the exams!!

 
At 11:31 am, Blogger Chatty said...

Ugh..exams. Good luck in your travels!

Michele sent me.

 
At 11:39 am, Blogger dena said...

That's right. We have that surprise just around the corner.

I think the lack of phones, computers and the other conveniences we take for granted would be such a grounding experience. I am so envious of your adventure, and so awestruck by your committment to participate in such a program.

Good luck on the rest of the exams!

 
At 11:55 am, Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Hi There...Wow! Your trip is soon! But how exciting...I'm not sure where that is you are going...I'll have to look it up on a map!
I'm here via Michele'today...I LOVE this meet and great...I was here before, I know, maybe last weekend?? Anyway, I wish you all the best on this very adventurous trip!

 
At 12:36 pm, Blogger The Mistress of the Dark said...

Yay for being exam free for a few days!

Here via Michele's

 
At 12:44 pm, Blogger Aldon Hynes said...

Hey, I stopped by to say hi and thank you for visiting my blog courtesy of Michele. Have a great time.

 
At 12:46 pm, Blogger Valerie said...

Oh i can't wait to hear all about your trip when you get back.

Hi from michele's

 
At 1:21 pm, Blogger kenju said...

Yaeli, how long will you be in Vanuatu?

It sounds like a wonderful trip, and I know from seeing Survivor it is a beautiful place. However will you survive without your computer?

Michele sent me.

 
At 1:47 pm, Blogger 21st Century Mom said...

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At 1:56 pm, Blogger Dave said...

ooh a surprise, goodie! Michele sent me! I sure don't miss exams. yuck!!

 
At 1:56 pm, Blogger scrappintwinmom said...

Good luck on your exams, and best of luck to you in your travels! Here via Michele today.

 
At 2:06 pm, Blogger Erin said...

Hello from Michele's!

Best of luck on your remaining exams and your travels!

Off to read some more! Have a lovely day!

 
At 2:08 pm, Anonymous callie said...

hey -- i'm here from michelle's. congrats on the trip. i am envious. also very eager to hear about your assignments and the islands. ahhh....an escape from phones and blogs and emails. you lucky, lucky girl. enjoy.

 
At 2:10 pm, Blogger Faira said...

good luck on your tests. Michelle sent me.

 
At 2:18 pm, Blogger Sandy said...

Oh surprises! ;)

Congrats on wrapping up a stretch of exams. Good luck on the next batch.

Here via Michele's tonight and to say thanks for hopping over to visit me.

 
At 2:33 pm, Blogger Mama M said...

Wow - sounds like an exciting adventure ahead of you. Have fun! Michele sent me.

 
At 2:34 pm, Blogger WendyWings said...

You will have a blast, did you watch Survivor Vanuatu ?
lol
Michele sent me.

 
At 10:43 pm, Anonymous Charles (Canadian in Hong Kong) said...

Hi there... you're famous by the way... a lot of people link to you and I am finally here because Michele sent me. Nice blog and good luck with your exams.

 
At 11:21 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Yaeli,
I think its only fair that you give us a clue regarding this surprise....

Cheers


Nicos

 
At 4:46 pm, Blogger Connie and Rob said...

You are a true adventurer. I hope everything goes absolutely perfect on your travels. Please take lots of pictures so I may live vicariously through you.

All the best.
Connie

 
At 11:14 am, Blogger utenzi said...

If you really want to keep the phone--and it's got a network to work with on that island--you can always pickup a solar cellphone charger. They're not all that expensive. There's also little things that convert AA battery current to recharge a phone. Of course 2 weeks isn't very long to go without a phone, Yaeli. You're very brave to do this!

 
At 5:31 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Silly Yaeli, just popped past to say hi... you always keep me entertained at work!!! Love, Miss Aimee

 
At 5:48 am, Blogger jane said...

WOW! To be young again. I think life is absolutely better the further we get away from technology. (except in case of emergency, of course)
I hope you have a spectacular trip & I can't wait to read about it.
I'll be back to read about your surprise.

 
At 9:31 am, Blogger yellojkt said...

I used to use Vanuatu as an inside joke about obscure out of the way places. No I know of someone that has actually been there.

Small world.

 
At 5:08 am, Blogger Chris Best said...

wooooo - I confessed ;-)

 
At 4:40 am, Blogger craziequeen said...

Keep a diary, Yaeli, then you can tell us all about it when you are back in civilisation!

Good luck with your remaining exams.

And, if I don't catch you before you go, have a good trip!

cq

 

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