Thursday, May 8, 2008

These are our sleeping quarters. It's been a long time since I slept in a bunk bed. We found mouse droppings on the beds. That wasn't very comforting. Raquel ran out of water mid shower too. I haven't showered yet, but at least I know now to take a quick one. This is going to be interesting. So worth it though. Lots of fun!!!

This is the Johannesburg airport. This is the passport check point.

From Johannesburn to Beira

The journey was long but so worth it. I loved it!!! Johannesburg is a great city and I took lots of pictures. I bought some African jewelry at the airport. It's really beautiful. I also got asked to be some guys African queen. He said something about him being a prince and he needed two wives. He said he already had one but he was looking for another. It was really funny. The airplane trip was long. I felt like my legs went numb. It was a 15 hour flight. I think I watched five movies. I sat in the plane next to a girl who was going to South Africa to teach preschool. She was really nice and we totally became friends. She goes to school in Florida and we even talked about religion. She was so cool. Our hotel cost us $61 just for the one night we were there. We ordered pizza with Raquel (that's the name of the girl I came to Africa with) and we talked till late at night. Today we flew to Beira. The plane trip was about two hours long. Beira is third world at its best. I love it! It reminds me of Guatemala, not the city, but the little towns. We went shopping for food and people kept on starring. I felt like I stuck out like a sore thumb. The people here are really nice and already I have learned lots of Portuguese. I am very grateful Raquel is from Brazil and is fluent because it would be really hard for me if she weren't. I will keep posting, stay tuned for more. I will also try to post some pictures next time.