In the beginning of July, Patrick, Amanda, Octavius, Shelley, Christina and I spent the week together in Kasane. We learned a lot of Setswana, especially more everyday phrases that we hadn't known before. We also were able to explore Kasane and see a bunch of animals (which get their own blog post). Kasane is at the northeastern tip of Botswana, right near Zambia, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Victoria Falls is right over the border. It is gorgeous and a big destination in Botswana for tourism. Needless to say, it was a great week.
|Tonic, our fearless LCF|
|The first day in Kasane, we decided to walk around a bit and get to know the place. This attractive building is the Botswana Centre for Human Rights (with Patrick and Shelley).|
|Octavius, with warthogs in the background (yes, like Pumbaa in "Lion King")|
|We played many games to facilitate language learning. Here, we are just playing Apples to Apples. But we also played Bananagrams in Setswana which was a lot of fun. Left to Right: Patrick, Shelley, Christina and Amanda|
|Then we had a hair cutting session. This happens at most Peace Corps get-togethers|
|I braided Shelley's and my hair...why not?|
|Amanda and Octavius were our cooks extraordinaire. Over the course of the week, we made snickerdoodles, cinnamon buns, cheeseburgers and other amazing food that Octavius made every morning.|