Today is my 1 week celebration... I've been here for 1 week and survived
on Wendy Margolese (Zambia), 02/Dec/2010 12:31, 34 days ago
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Today is my first week celebration..I’ve been here for a week and I’ve survived... so these are the things I’ve learnt..1.      All that will be eaten are carbs here.. I will be a vegetarian for the next 6 mths.. with a few cans of tuna and some eggs thrown in for good measure.2.      The work I have to do at Siavonga Nutrition will not last me 6 months.. but there are a lot of agencies who can use help.. one of them being Celim.. it’s out of Italy and they are doing amazing micro-loan work here.3.      It’s hot and I will have the best suntan of my life while living here..4.      I will miss my husband more than worlds can express.. and although I can still have fun it’s always at the back of my mind.5.      I will have diarrhea for the next couple of weeks.. and I’ll just get used to it.6.      I will forever be changed by this experience and will have made new friends for life7.      I will never be afraid of bugs again.. so far we have spiders, ants, flying maggots (which are a delicacy here.. very nice lightly fried) centipedes, a hybrid spider/moth, geckos and of course mosquitos.8.      I will not see hot water for 6 months but it doesn’t matter because it’s really hot and we don’t need it!9.      A cell phone is key to a good social life.. everyone sends texts all the time, it’s cheaper than taking.10.  Zambia is beautiful in her own way.. there are some very beautiful parts and some not so nice parts but in everything there is a little bit of beauty (that sounds so cheesy but it’s really true).