Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Changes, changes

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.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Alain Photo Shoot

I know this blog is about Angola but before I leave home I am trying to take some nice pics of Alain, my new lil nephew. I had to get these up to share with people.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Cold weather but warm heart

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.

My new fellowship in Angola

This is the description of my fellowship in Luanda. Hopefully I will be there sometime in February.
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