Tuesday, November 3, 2009

hakuna matata

Yes, that line from the "Lion King." It is a real phrase here, swahili for "no worries."

And that's how you have to take Africa. You go with it, you go with whatever comes your way and say to yourself "hakuna matata."

For instance, electricity. It goes on and off at will. The backup generators run a couple of main buildings, maybe they do, maybe they don't, but they certainly do not provide electricity to the guest rooms.

Instead, you arrive to your room to find a candle and matches. Yes, we've used the candle and matches. And then when the electricity comes back on in the middle of the night, and you've forgotten to turn off the lights in the room, you wake up.

Yesterday when I was just finishing up the PowerPoint presentation about photography, the electricity went out. We opened the curtains to the room and had the question and answer portion in the natural light. Not a bad thing. Hakuna matata.

Attached are a few more photos, including the birds mentioned in the previous post.

1 comment:

  1. So wonderful photos of birds and the orange flower... next time i'll take a camera ! :)