Sunday, October 14, 2012

A little view of Africa

So, I am almost two weeks into this little journey, and it has already been quite the adventure! I can't wait to see what the next two years have in store. 

Here is a little glimpse into what life has literally looked like for me the past week or so. 

Drinking attaya (tea) has become a daily occurrence for us. The tea is a green tea that is imported from China, and it is really an art to make it. Mostly men make the tea, although our guard has been teaching Rebekah and I how to master this skill. The first time I tried it, I spilled tea everywhere, and he had to start the long process all over again. I felt terrible, but he just smiled and laughed. I think it's just because I introduced him to Lecrae, and he REALLY likes rap music!

This was taken in our neighborhood. There is a mixture between taxis, motorcycles, and horse drawn carts here. As you can see, these horses work hard! 
 This is another picture taken in our neighborhood. This is what the housing looks like here. 
Life in this city has been so much fun, but I am excited to see where I will be heading next. Tomorrow I leave for another training where I get to meet up with many friends from Virginia. I am so excited to see them and hear their stories. I won't be able to update the blog when I'm there due to lack of internet, but I will for sure have many stories once I get back on it. Hope this gave you a little glimpse into the life that I've been leading here. I wish all of y'all could come experience this time with me, but I'm so excited to share with y'all what is happening over here!

1 comment:

  1. Interesting and very different from the States. Seems odd that mostly men would make the tea..and that there is such a process. I guess they dont have Lipton bags. Hope you have a good visit with your friends. Tell that guard to take real good care of you and Rebekah. I'm thinking of you. Love, Mrs Sue