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We are in Zimbabwe. It’s quite warm here - 80s/90s I believe. Brilliant sun. Piercing, really, if you are standing in it for a period of time. A sharp contest to Minnesota! I have been waiting for the heat to heal my cracked (winter) knuckles. Healing has come!
I’m going to go back a few days to catch up on the blogging. I am sorry if the blogging gets a little tired - I feel like I'm putting in ...
... my stuff, no money, that's ok, just look. Well I look and he has really lovely art work of an African elephant. I go back to car to get a few more notes... And buy it.. with you guess it someone else wanting to take you to their shop again they have lovely stuff but this time I had to walk away. To be greeted by a man selling gold bracelet and rings from a small box.. He was very funny and accept fact didn't want to buy and got in car and drove ...
... As in, not a safari cruiser. Flying into South Africa reminded me of a sprawling suburb of America that slowly takes over farm land. So far, I figured out that South Africa is like an American suburb, but with so much abject poverty and racism interlaced within. And the gates and barbed wire and electric fences surrounding every white person's house.
My driver was a 26 year old metal goof with a broken leg. He actually ...
... stove or outside on a coal fire. Most Africans celebrate the Christian holiday Christmas by going to a church service. Then they get together and have a meal. Lots of Africans celebrate New Year's Eve and New Year on the beach. Most Christmases have roasts to and some household slaughter a sheep to mark the celebration. Many children in rural areas and townships grow up making their own toys, like tin guitars, wire cars, and nylon soccer balls. Space isn't usually ...
... were allowed to not charge fees if they met certain criteria. The only problem is that this criteria is determined by the location of the school and not where the kids live that come to it. Remember from a previous entry that some kids travel from upwards of 70 km to get to school from the poor townships outside of the city. It is a very different system from the U.S. and it was incredibly interesting to get the low down on how schools are funded here.
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