On Tuesday, Henriques came up to me at school and told me that his neighbor wanted to meet me. I excitedly agreed, and we decided that Friday morning was a good time for the meeting. Henriques told me he would come to my house to get me, since I didn't know where he lived and it's really hard to direct people here because there are no street names and no landmarks.
|Two of my students hopping across the river. They didn't|
want to take both shoes off, so they took off one and hopped
from rock to rock. So funny.
|My students in front of Rio Messica.|
|Traditional Mozambican instrument, mbiri.|
|Playing with the mbiri. My student, Felizardo is on the left. Henriques is on the |
far right, and Tobias is between Henriques and I.
We took a different route on the trek home (one where we avoided the ants), but it still took us about an hour and a half to two hours to get back to my house. My students were late for their afternoon classes (whoops), and I got home dripping with sweat, dehydrated, and absolutely exhausted. About an hour later, Sarah and I were on our way to Casa Msika which wasn't a very long trip for us (about 7km) to meet up with a bunch of the other volunteers in the Central provinces of Mozambique. We spent the weekend relaxing by the pool, speaking English, taking showers, and enjoying each other's company. I also ate a hamburger and it was AMAZING. Oh, the little things you take for granted in America.
|On the walk home.|
|My students on the train tracks. They wanted to|
walk back on the train tracks as a short cut...I
negared (denied) that right quick.