We won't be there for more than a year depending on whether I can get a replacement installed so I can retire 6 months early. Please, by all means, keep us posted on your progress through Ghana, Nigeria and so forth. Let us know, if it is not too much of a hassle, what difficulties you encounter with the current anti-american attitude, bribery, gasoline and food. and the good things you see and do also. this is supposed to be for us a fulfillment of a dream and not a tortuous period of trial before being admitted to the afterlife. we want to do things, see things, eat (things?) that we have not done before. sure, there is risk, but a practical level of caution should prevent some while allowing the sights, smells, tastes, to still saturate the senses.
be good to yourself. no one else will be as kind as the owner of the body.