I am going to EAST TIMOR on June 20th!
I am going to the Bakhita Centre hours outside of Dili.
Because I am volunteering at a centre which provides schooling, meals, and medical services for the local community. I am so excited. I have had a DREAM of volunteering overseas my whole life. I’ve always wanted to go to Africa. However, the price that many agencies charge, on top of vaccines, medication, travel insurance, and flights becomes pricey.
I have a friend Anders. He’s from Seattle originally, moved to Fremantle to finish school and got into volunteering up in Timor. He’s a computer geek..totally..running a medical clinic and driving the ambulance through narrow dirt mountainess roads. I am visiting him.
The kids are going to make my heart melt.
Anders with my friend Glyn (right) learning how to do stiches. My friend Glyn and Sara went up about six months ago for a whole month. They gave me the final push to go.
Apparently it’s coffee season which is going to be awesome. Fresh coffee straight from the fields.
I am going to be helping out teaching English via flash cards, potentially doing some craftwork, and maybe writing a cookbook–fingers crossed. I still need to get some accommodation stuff sorted out while I am in Darwin.
As well as get Travellers Insurance, after my time in Japan having insurance for medical reasons is necessary, get packed, and relax.
I am not too sure what Timor is going to bring, I have no expectations. I am just ready to be in a place where I am totally new and released from everything. Raw.
What’s your dream vacation?
Would you volunteer overseas? Have you?