Thursday, September 8, 2011

There may be other creatures, but...

Today I was disappointed to learn that Guinea Pigs do not actually come from Guinea.

The above picture is from Sandros on Wikipedia

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Next Stop: Conakry, Guinea

So, we found out where we will be going next: Conakry, Guinea (the kelly green country between Mali and Sierra Leone--not to be confused with Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, or Papua New Guinea)! Call me crazy, but we bid it high and I'm excited about the job, learning French, and serving in West Africa. It seems strange to be thinking that far into the future. I'm sure as it gets closer to the date, the reality of it will sink in. It is definitely going to be a drastic change from Tel Aviv, and we know that. Be prepared for the content of the blog to change drastically as well--but not for another year and a half!

Send me a note if you have ever been to Guinea or have any tips on West Africa in general.