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the big adventure

out of africa

Name:
dr jo, medicine woman
Birthdate:
8 May
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I'm 29. All my friends are getting mortgages & babies...I'm off to Africa for a year, working as a Paediatrician with VSO *gulp*

write to me! I will be homesick. I am planning to keep this pretty much as a diary (if the electricity holds out for the laptop) & am anticipating its going to be a tough but amazing year for me.

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