Yesterday I had the opportunity to go to the fabric market. A lot of people on the ship buy fabric and then have a local tailor come make clothes for them. The fabric is fairly cheap and apparently the tailor makes the clothes for a great price. So after eating lunch and enjoying the sun … Continue reading A Day Off The Ship.
After three days of working, I finally got a free day! Dina, from the Dining Hall, and I signed up to help out at Hevie’s Agricultural Center. The only information we were given was to meet at the dock at 8:00, wear long pants, sunscreen, bug spray, and be ready to garden till 5:30. This … Continue reading I Had No Idea Gardening Would Be So Interesting.
It’s Sunday afternoon here in Benin and I get to work allllll day long : ) I was a little bit disappointed to find out that I had to work on Sunday because I was really looking forward to attending a local church service with one of the day workers. But, as usual, God’s plans … Continue reading Church in the Ward
Two days ago I was able to go to the pool at a nearby hotel…and by nearby I mean a good thirty/forty minute walk. I ended up going with four other girls, three from the dining hall and one from the galley. The pool was actually very nice & relaxing, but the walk to and … Continue reading Some Fun…Then A Whole Lot Of Hard Work
The first couple of days on board have been filled with information packets, lots of learning, and tons of new friends & experiences. Just a warning…this might be a long blog post & you don’t have to read all of it : )Day one & two: Having no idea what to do until my first … Continue reading First Three Days of an 8 Month Journey
After saying “good bye” to my parents, I strolled through the airport in Paris and sat down at gate C87. I sat by myself for a good 10 minutes, then a nurse from Norway named Gry introduced herself to me…soon after that a dentist from Germany named Marco came to join us and then a … Continue reading The New Girl
Hello everybody!So instead of going directly through Paris to get to Benin, my parents and I decided to suffer a little bit and stay in Paris for four days (you know, just to get used to the time difference and everything) : ) In case you are curious about some of the interesting events we … Continue reading A Little Vacation Before The Ship