I *finally* have a flight booked! As of yesterday, with only 4 days to spare. Eesh. Oh well, at least I known about the job for a long while so none of this is a surprise. I’m leaving a few days after I expected, so this Sunday, September 18. Not much more to say, really – except, how do you pack for a year away from home? Here is a look at everything I am bringing, spread over my bed. Minus a few key items: toilet paper, which I’m told is expensive, and my new traveller guitar, which I’m hoping will be let on the plane(s) with me, and peanut butter, every traveller’s special companion.