I am leaving tomorrow for about 10 days in Africa. No good works--just seeing gorillas. We had planned to spend a couple of days in Nairobi before going to Rwanda and Uganda. Yesterday I tried to change our tickets so that we could fly into Entebbe (we are flying out of Entebbe) and I was told it would cost $2000 for each of us to change the tickets. After finding what news I could (there is a curfew in Nairobi), I decided that I'd bite the bullet and pay the difference. After an hour on the phone a nice agent managed to change our tickets for $200. I'll be able to sleep tonight.
Before I travel, I am always anxious. As much as I travel, one would think I wouldn't be anxious, but I am. I have to finish packing and organizing my carry on.