Posted on August 27, 2010
Mornings with Elise have included going to the market, hanging out with her in the kitchen, and doing some jewelry-making together. She’s a natural story-teller and keeps me intrigued with her anecdotes and explanations of things about her country.
Going to the market has been one of my favorite activities this week…for the walk there as much as the market itself. Today Elise took me on a winding route through neighborhood foot-paths, and showed me her house and beautiful children, wells and pumps installed by ICDI, schools and churches, and even a funeral.
Posted on August 14, 2010
Jay and I are in the Central African Republic for three weeks. It’s a business trip for Jay, as he works part-time for ICDI, a community development NGO. I get to tag along this time, and enjoy this beautiful country. So far, I’ve been hanging out with the cooks at the places we’re staying, reading, studying French, and doing some sketches.
The porch of the house we’re staying in…where I’m currently sitting.
Flora… (so far no exciting fauna…and I’m kindof OK with that).
Somehow I have a hard time imagining finding an “Espace Bush”over here.
Posted on August 10, 2010