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... of rainy season, but the clouds don't always react the way I think they will. Some days it has been muggy, with almost deep, dark clouds but the rain never falls. Other days it rains around lunch time, or in the morning, or in the afternoon. Usually when it finally rains, it's a good amount of water, so we almost always keep our umbrellas with us when we go outside. Anyway, staring at this mountain has been a significant visual backdrop to my ...
... stretch of modern highway. On both sides of the highway you see huge, elegant, modern office buildings, governmental ministries, banks, housing and office compounds of various oil companies and Chinese & Arabic building contractors. It is a grandiose first impression. This part of the city is referred to as "Malabo dos". Further down the road you enter the historic downtown. The architectural style of the buildings are extremely Spanish. They have the shabby look ...
... knees & toes.
The following day we casually came across seņor Donato again in the street, "you didn't have time to hear about our history yesterday, maybe you have time now?" We follow him into a classroom where someone has filled 4 pieces of chart paper with historical dates and facts.
While he was talking one of our little friends, Loreina, was dropping popcorn on the floor in the classroom. I looked at her expectantly ...
... but many of the students we talked to said they lived with their mothers, aunts and grandmothers. I asked the man how would he feel if his woman wanted “to get a Fanta” with another man and of course he said he’d have no problem with it…which we all knew was a lie. Even though this is acceptable, I wonder how the women feel about polygamy in EG.
On the beach when we arrive we see several ...
... island with children's games, chants, traditional musicians, and younger pop musicians. We received a traditional cooking lesson from the cooks at the Ecuatoguineano cultural center and we observed a traditional dance rehearsal.
The concert events have impressed us so much because these cultural centers were packed with young people.
One of the things that struck me was how much that first concert looked like "any teen event ...
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