Saturday, August 27, 2011

what a week!

The conversation and laughter in the Go ED house was nearly out of control tonight! Nights like these where I am reminded of how thankful I am to live with such wonderful people. Anyways, it is almost unreal to think that this has only been week one of four months. This week has felt more like a month with all of the things we've fit into it. Beyond class from 8am-3pm everyday we've had the opportunity to take part in some pretty neat things. The first picture was from the genocide memorial we visited on Thursday.

There were rows and rows of these concrete mass graves, with still more being added to them as remains are discovered. Visiting this memorial was obviously a very sobering experience, especially coupled with all the history we've been learning through our classes. This memorial site is definitely more mild than the one we're going to visit tomorrow.

A little view from our house... Really is such a treat living here.

This weekend our group woke up at 3:30am on Friday to leave for a weekend Safari in Akagera. A night spent on the highest point overlooking mountainous hills, covered in wildlife with beautiful lakes lying below us, capped off my weekend trip.

We saw all sorts of animals and we even woke up to Zebras hanging out with us as we ate a quick breakfast and were off again at 6:30am for the rest of our safari. Barreling down rough terrain and dusty roads, we hung out the window of our prados for well over 7 hours, collecting dirt in our teeth and bruises from hangin on so tight. We even held down the fort as we fiercely battled swarms of nasty biting flies, that we couldn't seem to get rid of. Despite the battle wounds and tired, dirty body, it was definitely an experience that wasn't worth passing up.

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