Tuesday, January 26, 2010
So, I am still going to Angola but don't think I will be going to Luanda anymore. The commitment of the school fell through so the Public Affairs office at the Embassy had to find another place for me. They had been working on a post in Lubango, in southern Angola, closer to the Namibian border. The school is also called ISCED and is a teacher training institution like the original. They say Lubango is much cheaper, has better weather (cooler), and has better produce. We will see about all that. I am just happy to be going.
As you can see on the map, Luanda, the capital, is on the coast in the North of the country. Lubango is in Huíla province inland a bit, in the south.
Posted by Akisha Pearman at 1:24 PM
Monday, January 25, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
It is friggin cold in Charlotte. My skin has spent the last two years replete with moisture from the humidity in Inhambane and that salty air. I arrive here and there is no moisture at all. I refused to take a picture of my elderly hands. I have spent many days in the same clothes, the warmest I have, looking like a friendly homeless person.
The newest addition to the family is Alain Alexander, born to my little sis, Ananda on December 14th. This was our first meeting. (Mom next to me)
I brought the little guy a blanket I had made out of some capulana fabric. Here is is enjoying it with my Dad.
Posted by Akisha Pearman at 8:00 PM