We will be briefed by UNICEF tomorrow. In the meantime, they have sent us these preliminary notes:
"Carry as little as possible. This can't be overemphasized. Take few articles of clothing, and expect them to receive rough treatment. "
"You can check the weather at http://www.cnn.com/WEATHER/as/India/Bhuj-RudramataVABJ.html. Right now, the current conditions are highs in the 90's during the day and lows in the 60's in the evening."
"The following is a list of items that we suggest you bring on your trip to India:
camera, with ample roll of films
sneakers or hiking boots
socks and underwear
light colored shirts and T-shirts (cotton)
anti-bacterial hand wipes
medicine for diarrhea (Imodium)
shampoo and conditioner
flashlight and batteries
tissues and a roll of toilet paper
pain relievers (e.g. aspirin, ibuprofen, etc)
contact lenses and cleaning solutions
sunscreen, at least SPF 15
a key lock or combination lock"
This whole trip is beginning to seem real to us...