Friday, December 28, 2012

On Our Way!

Winging it from Taipei to Ho Chi Minh City.
Fourteen people, fourteen boxes of medical supplies, fourteen checked bags -- all at San Francisco International Airport ready for fourteen hours of flying. And that's just to Taipei.

We all arrived from our various corners -- San Jose, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Nebraska, Chicago, and beyond -- and gathered at the International Terminal. We'll meet up with more of the group in Ho Chi Minh City and the full group in Can Tho.

Our check-in went very smoothly. Once everyone was here and we'd unloaded the supplies from the truck (thanks Dan!), we checked in as a group and made our way through security. The nice people at EVA Air gave us access to the lounge, so we're all here snacking on noodles, fruit, and other good stuff.

Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho -- time travel by bus.
Our flight leaves at 12:05a, so we're happy to have a comfortable and quiet place to relax before we have to gather at the gate. We'll fly from SFO to Taipei. We'll be in Taipei for a short layover and then fly to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Once through customs we'll take a bus to Can Tho -- about four hours to go 168 kilometers.

Stay tuned.

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