I successfully made it back to the US unscathed- I didn't even scratch my skin off on the ride home due to my one million mosquito bites! The flight home was mercifully short (Is it sick when you are actually THANKFUL the flight only takes nine hours? Sheesh. Now that I'm back home I miss the warm humid air and the sensual perfume of incense I came to associate with the country.
On Friday I leave for Chicago for a pre-departure orientation, and on Saturday I board the plane.
Wish me luck!