Friday, May 2, 2008

March 2008

“In - and out - like a lion”

With a week of in-service training on an organic farm in Porto Novo and another week of training ending with the ALL-VOL(unteer) Conference, I felt like I wasn’t in village very much- though long enough to crash a king’s funeral (ie. huge party with traditional dance and lots of food) and go to a local Women’s Day celebration on March 8th. However, the month yielded plenty of quality hanging-out time with volunteer friends, including an all-night dance party on a terrace overlooking the ocean!

After a second week in air-conditioning with other Americans it was time to get back to village. When I got home, the dead bat in my kitchen sink was a nice slap back into reality!

1 comment:

loehrke said...

I've heard that the Peace Corps is replacing their advertising campaign tag line "Life is Calling" with "Dead Bats in the Sink".
We'll see how THAT plays on college campuses.
Cannot wait to meet you, Mark Loehrke (Carly's dad)