Sunday, June 18, 2006

Day 200

17 – June- 2006

I have been receiving some comments about not writing on my blog as much as I used to....there are a few reasons for this.
1 – I am tired when I get home from work and the internet connection is slow, but since the speed of the internet connection has always been slow, and anyone who knows me well, knows I am always tired this excuse is basically just an excuse.
2 – I have been so busy I have not had the time to write…. unfortunately or fortunately however you look at it, I have not been that busy these past few weeks and have actually at times sat around attempting to find something to do after 3pm (in comes the endless supply of MSF meetings that last until about 7pm so that usually saves me)
3 – The new and exciting has become the normal and usual…!

Although, I am still impressed at the mechanics of the country, and how it is not in a major engine breakdown, my job has become normal for me. The huge growths on ons eye, the work in the clinic, the dinners at home with six nationalities, yup, all of it seems like everyday.

Now having said this, I am taking a new look at my work here and in the next six months going to try to break away from this feeling and learn all the new things I can about the country and working with HIV-AIDS in a third world setting.

Today Esther and I went to Khami Ruins. Stating the obvious this is a bunch of ruins of old civilization. The interesting part was that inhabitants lived in these stone buildings from the 15th thru the 19th century. It amazes me how Africa could stay so primal (for lack of a better word) while the Western world was busy sailing ships into new harbors, conquering new lands, and well attempting to live the civilized lifestyle by living in proper houses with all the many new things that comes with what we now know the term civilized meant in the early 1900´s. It was an interesting day and upon leaving again ran into some of the largest Baboons I have seen in my 29 years.


Blogger dambrosio said...

I ran into Doug K and he told me what you were up to -- I just had to check out the blog. What an adventure you're having over there -- much love and God bless!


9:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is an awesome blog!!!! I know it's a slow connection and you're tired, but this is so important. Keep writing!

8:49 AM  

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