Finally it seems that everything is ready for my trip. I have the visa, the tickets, the health insurance and all the other things necessary for such a long trip. I have all the presentations confirmed by different people. Carol did a great job for me in coordinating on the phone my visits. I had to also write many, many emails.
So, today I will pack and tomorrow am leaving. Vania helped me a lot to buy all the things I will need. I will miss her and the kids but thank God we can use skype and Internet!