Friday, August 29, 2008

birthday girl

I traveled 4 hours on a mini bus, that is supposed to seat 12 but had no less than 25 people on it, just to see this little babeh-girl and to celebrate her first birthday. The public transportation system has no rules or safety regulations as to how many people one mini bus can fit. It blows me away. I was quite relieved to be with my family from Arzakan for a few days. I followed my host mother all around... picking apples and plums, trying the almonds on the almond tree and deciding they still had a few more weeks until ready, milking the cows, playing rough with their dog Chipo, and watching the rain storm blow in with majestic lightning. It was a big party, with lots of dancing, drinking, and drinking. Homeade vodka...straight from the village.

3 comments:

Gini said...

the little girl looks a little bit frightened by all the commotion. Your blog is so interesting. I wish you could post more photos. You must be having such an incredible experience. More young people should do this. Near where we live there is a college called "Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific". It is one of ten United World Colleges around the world. There is one in your country in New Mexico I believe. These colleges are dedicated to promoting world peace through understanding. If you get a chance visit the website at www.uwc.org or google Pearson College.

cari said...

neat picture...it sounds like you're having quite a time...

circle me confused said...

thanks for the comment cari b!!