After several unsuccessful attempts and with the arrival of our new best friend, Shadrack, we cleaned up the mess we had made. And we have high hopes (yet again) for tomorrow.
Lesson of the Day: Pack a little patience. Be sure to pack a little more.
Disclaimer: Our parents have taught us to leave a place better than you found it; we failed to do so today. Our optimism has not yet been snuffed out and we hope to do better tomorrow.
Chapter 5: Part 2 - Food for Thought
We had the pleasure of having a guest at dinner tonight. Sibusiso, the Social Worker at SACRO. He joined us for a traditional Italian dinner complete with garlic bread. Before, during, and after dinner we discussed a variety of topics related to life in Swazi. It was fascinating to hear about politics, cultural practices, and social issues that affect the quality of life here. It was our own little cultural exchange of information and ideas. It seems we both learned a lot. In fact, phone numbers were exchanged.
Lesson of the Day: The sharing of food is a common experience across all cultures. Our 'family' adopted another member tonight and we feel like we've been adopted in return.
Disclaimer: Nothing to disclaim!
Swaziland, August 2013