I have taken my first dose of Doxy (anti-malaria medication) and my bags are mostly packed. I will be flying to Arusha, Tanzania tomorrow. Many of the items that I need for the trip will not be available in Arusha so I have had to pack more carefully for this trip than ever before. My trip will start with opportunities to explore Tanzania with my partner Blythe (she will also be part of the trekking party up Kilimanjaro). I am particularly looking forward to visiting Zanzibar with its very rich multicultural history and spice trade. I am also looking forward to rest and relaxation before getting down to the challenging hike up Kili. There will be times during my trip when I will be unable to access the internet or purposely unplugged and my co-worker Tim will be creating posts on our facebook page. I look forward to following your discussions and reading about your Kilimanjaros where possible.