I’ve been sorting through my photos on my computer, yes…..22,000 of them, not all from Africa but there are many from there. I thought I’d share a few pictures with you that made me shake my head and laugh. Missing that place today as I sit here staring out the window at the dull dreary day while waiting for my boiler to kick in and bring some warmth inside. Here is a list of a few things I’ve never said (so far) in Africa. Hope you enjoy these!
OK, so that hasn’t happened yet. I’m pretty leery about buying beef from the markets or side road vendors. I’m having a hard time convincing myself that meat left out in 45 degree weather for the day is somehow safe food practice. Instead I am buying from a “Canadian-style” grocery store, paying about double for meat that I have convinced myself was grown, butchered and prepared Alberta beef style….in Africa. I suppose ignorance is bliss and sometimes not knowing is peace of mind 🙂
Every year I seem to get a bit more brave (or carefree) about living in Africa and trying new things, and still continue to shake my head or chuckle sometimes about how different life can be. The food has been my biggest challenge; adapting to the different meats and preparations of them. I think it has been a bit the same for my African friends. I was so amazed by how excited they were to try grilled cheese sandwiches and pancakes! Still, I wouldn’t trade a second of my time here in this amazing country and am looking forward to my next visit. See you soon with some more of, Things I have never said in Africa.