Travel Blogs from Antananarivo
... us that we have been lovingly created and called by God by name (and that we call one another by name). Names are meaningful and special. Austin took the time to look up the meanings of all of our names, and told each of us where our name may have its origins and what it may mean. He told each of us why this meaning fits us and what we are about to do. My name, Anna, probably comes from the Hebrew name, Hannah. ...
... and cuddled with some
kitties. I experienced a few small uh-oh
moments. The first was when I went to
use their outdoor toilet and wasn't quite sure what to do with the toilet paper
we brought with us ('Hmmm… do I put this in the toilet or in the bucket that is
next to the toilet?’) and again when we girls were told to brush our teeth in
the wash room… where there was no sink (we ended up just feeling really ...
... as possible in this short amount of time. As we have learned more in class, we have been increasingly encouraged to practice our Malagasy with Malagasy people- after all, we won't be in our vazaha (foreigner) bubble forever, and we will be out on our own, at our site placements, interacting with the Malagasy community soon enough (WAY exciting, but at the same time daunting!).
Part of this encouragement to interact with the Malagasy ...
... mostly to focus on language study, but also to learn about Malagasy culture, practice everyday Mad-skillz (like shopping in the market, filtering water, properly clean veggies and fruit, washing clothes, etc.), and to build a solid, encouraging community within our group.
Mada-life is quite different from life in the USA and it is always an adventure. Here are some things I have experienced or learned in my first days in Madagasacar:
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Cool fact- 88 million years ago, this piece of land separated from India.
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