- Met the royal family of the Ndebele tribe (in-deh-bell-ay).
- Moved in with my host mother, a 72-year-old retired teacher, who commonly refers to herself as an "old lady" - it's pretty funny.
- Started learning Setswana, one of South Africa's 11 official languages.
- Organized a Cooking Day to share recipes! Tons of fun and delicious too : )
- Attended my first African funeral or home-going as it's called here.
- Watched a dozen (and counting!) colorful African sunsets - seriously, they're all so beautiful!
- Saw a ton of stars in the night sky that seem so close b/c there is like no light pollution! It's gorgeous!
- Did my laundry by hand! (At first it was novel ... on week 4, it's getting tiresome. Do you know how difficult it is to hand-wash a bath towel?! Crazy.)
- Met the Seabe tribal chief.
- Ate a pomegranate! Seriously, I never did that before!
Peace and Ubuntu,
p.s. Everyone loves when I wear my Obama shirt - the whole world (or at least my new little slice of South Africa : ) is excited he's the new US president.
p.p.s. Related to the last post ... Eleanor is a boy : ( New name: Elea-norton ... ?