We woke up this morning and pretty much got to it. We went over to Adou’s Uncle’s place for breakfast, which was fish and chicken from last night. After we ate, we got going and had a productive day. I became pretty ‘famous’ in the village and people were so happy I was there. It really was a lot of fun and people invited me into their houses to relax and I even helped prepare some pounded yam. The people got a kick out of me pounding yams.
After we finished, we went to the local bar and that was a lot of fun. It was basically a families’ house with some tables and a tree in the middle of a dirt lot with small rooms for sleeping surrounding the lot. There were fires going to cook food and the kids were playing and dancing. They really were interested in me and they kept dancing right by my table. Two little boys in particular wanted to keep dancing right in from of my table. I taught them the American ‘thumbs-up’ and they loved flashing it. Not sure if they understood it but their smiles sure seemed to say they did. After we went back to Adou’s Uncle’s place and had dinner. Every time we show up there, the food was prepared and they were very happy to see us. So nice.
One interesting thing about the village is that I have noticed a lot of older people which around here is unusual. It is interesting to see as many elders as I have here. Adou mentioned it to me and I told him it was one of the first things I noticed about the village. There really relatively more elders than you see in other places. And, of course, tons of kids.
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John Doces. Je vous écris de la Côte-d'Ivoire en Afrique.