Saturday, August 21, 2010

We Made It!

We spent five hours in London before heading down to Joburg. Here's a picture of me being a tourist in front of Big Ben:

That was actually a pretty heavy two days of traveling. We are now hanging out at this awesome guest house in downtown Maputo. I'll be here until thursday. As you can see, it's some pretty swanky digs:

I don't really have much to report except that Maputo is a beautiful city. Although poverty is definitely noticeable here. I'm gonna try to take some photos before I leave for Beira and then on to Tete, but I feel a bit odd walking around with a digital camera.

Also, I hear that Jon has found me a host family that I get to stay with for at least a few months. I think the father is a pastor and they have four kids. Sounds like a great family and I am stoked to be meeting them this week.

Apparently, Tete is hot (even by African standards) and has a lot of mosquitoes (even by African standards). For some reason, when I say I am going to be living in Tete for a year, I get strange looks and if they speak english they usually say "Tete is a very hot place." HA! I am a little concerned.

There is a rogue mosquito flying around my room that needs to be evicted asap. See ya.

Your brother,