i arrived in africa last thursday night! the moment i stepped off the airplane, i knew it was a beautiful place!
i stayed two nightsin a nunnery in Kigali...just long enough to get shots, take a tour of the Peace Corps (PC) office/ mansion! visit a genocide memorial and take care of other business!
on saturaday, we drove 2.5 hours away to the second largest city, Butare. the veiw was breathtakeing green hills and lushious crops growing everywhere... we arrived at the second nunnery where we will be living for 11ish weeks! everything is so green here and the sky is so blue, except the part of the day when it rains. the weather goes from being super hot and dry to freezing cold and wet..all whitin one day!
so far i have been learning kinyarwanda about 5 hours a day...which entails sitting outside in cute little huts being lectured by a trained rwandan, going out in the community and practicing/ being laughed at and called umunzungu (white person), sitting a dinner learning fun words, and studying at night before i go to bed! also we have technical training, which describes what type of work we will be doing. after class a 5pm we either go play sports or run/walk...the altitude is so high that its sometimes hard to breathe!
this job definately is not an easy task! some days i want to go home, but then realize that as soon as i got there i would want to be back here!
the Phone network here is going through some changes so i am unable to call people on my phone, but i can revieve calls. im trying to get my parents to set up skype b/c its only .19 cents a minute versus 2.50 a min for computer via phone.
i do not know what organization i will be working for or what part of the country i will be living , but should find that out in about 7ish weeks!
sorry for the typing errors, this is a french keyboard and time is limited! if you have any questions please ask because i probably left out some things.
Thanks for everything! much love!