Got to set a date for departure
Got to buy airline ticket
Got to get insurance
Got to set up bank account
Got to get visa
Things are looking good, the only one of those things I don’t know how to do is the setting up a bank account. Everything else is just a phone call/email away. The money situation is looking good again, I’m now on track to have enough for two years if i feel like it. If I was willing to live like the average local, I could probably stretch that out to 4. Of course the average Yemeni is really poor and has a rather short life expectancy, so I don’t think I want to do that:-) It’s true, after living the typical privileged white male American lifestyle for so long, I’ve gotten soft…
Another soon to be American student in Yemen commented on my blog earlier this week. I really don’t think it’s my imagination, I think that interest in Yemen is picking up. Of course a 100% increase of something that is really small is still really small… Anyway, not too much longer till my trip!