Sunday, May 17, 2009
Living at site
I am officially a Peace Corps Volunteer. I have been living at my new home for about a month now. I live in a very small village north of Kampala. My village is located in the African bush. Thankfully electricity which has been my saving grace. I get my water from the local watering hole not too far from my house. I will be living at the secondary school where I am teaching. It looks like I will be teaching physics and math. Everyone in my village has been very warm and welcoming. I think everyone already knows my name. When I am coming and going from my village I greet everyone and always receive a "Bye Madame Liz" from the local children. I have really enjoyed cooking for myself this last month although food can be quite difficult to get. I begin teaching in about a week and will be very busy with lesson plans and schemes. So far I have had no bug incidents except for the monstrous spider that decided to join me for dinner the other night. Soon I will post some pics of my new house. I also listed my address so feel free to send letters and whatnot.