Heather: Field hockey

March 6, 2010

We’ve been having the afternoons and Fridays off for classes so we can work on our papers recently.  On Thursday we went to another Ethiopian place for lunch. We then went to Java from like 1-7 to work on our papers. I got halfway done with another one, ugh. Then I met Sara there, and we finally booked our flight for EGYPT!!! Getting excited!

Friday morning I met mama downtown so she could take me to this bead shop to buy some beads and coiling to make bracelets. Then we headed to the UN for the rest of the afternoon to, again, work on our papers. We stayed there until almost 5pm, and then we took a bus back downtown and eventually another one to Stosh’s place. The four of us just hung out there for awhile.

Today we went to the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Karen. There were 20 elephants being rehabilitated and getting ready to be put back in the wild. They were so cute! One of them took my hand with his trunk and put it in his mouth and another one took his trunk and was touching my feet. What a weirdo. I got some pretty good pictures so I will hopefully put them up for you to see. After that we struggled to get a matatu to go downtown—every one was so full! We finally got one and then the traffic was terrible! We got downtown and met up with some people to eat lunch, and then we headed off to a field hockey game.

Jordan’s host cousin plays field hockey for Strathmore University so we went to watch that game today. It was really intense, and I had no idea what was going on! Everyone is yelling in Swahili, but it was a ton of fun. I don’t really understand the rules of the game very much, except that you can’t touch the ball with any part of your body, including your feet. And there’s a ton of turnovers. But the penalties are pretty fun to watch. We came home after that and tonight we’re going to go out again for Teresa’s birthday.


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