(Remember this blog just reflects my views and does not in anyways reflect those of the US government or the Peace Corps)
Things would be great except about half us came down with food poisoning and we are stuck in the med office. On the plus side I’ve got internet today. Its weird but the trends seem to be if we have access to the internet or a tv somehow I lose interest. Its very strange.
This week was packed. On Thursday we had our marathon march. We hiked 25 km through the Gambian bush. It was a really fun day and we got to see a lot of different landscapes. We hiked through lush community gardens, dry salt flats, muddy mangroves, arid desert like areas with spiny plants. The best part of the day was the ‘walk’ through the mangroves. It started out as a walk through the mud but in the end we all ended up swimming in the river trying to keep our bags above our heads. It felt amazing after the hot hiking. Somewhere in the distance we could hear drumming, it was very surreal. We also walked through a village that had a bunch of murals on buildings and people’s homes. I guess some British NGO brought over famous artists who did some pro bono work. It was like finding a secret art museum hidden in the bush.
Other than the march and the food poisoning we’ve just had a lot of sessions lately. We had a language session this week and I did really well, I got the score that would allow me to move out to site- woot!!!