Since leaving out of JFK in New York City, I’ve made the long trip across the Atlantic ocean (15 hours!) to Johannesburg, South Africa. Somewhere over the Atlantic ocean, depending on what time zone you’re looking at, the clock struck midnight and I turned 32 years old - today is my birthday!
From there, my journeys continued north to Lusaka, Zambia just a short two hour plane ride away. From the moment I landed to this moment right now, Lusaka has been an experience. Starting with the fact that their airport has no gates (they roll the stairs out to the door of the plane), to having one of the best meals of my life earlier this evening with some amazingly enjoyable company, Lusaka has not disappointed.
Here's a video of each step in the journey:
By tomorrow afternoon our entire gang should be here and we will begin the task set before us to take the next steps for the eradication of malaria and furthering our partnership with PATH.
Many thanks -