A New Culture

Currently, Josh and I have been visiting a new culture. It has been new, exciting and challenging as we've been dealing with a different language, different way of dressing, a different way of eating, sleeping, etc.

I have been wanting to post pictures, but it has been hard to find a good internet connection!! Hopefully the last month we're here I can post many pictures to show you what it's like here in this country.

Hope you enjoy something a little different than what I've posted previously.

 

These are the public transportation buses here. They are all decorative. If you ask a local why they are so decorative, each person will tell you something different. I don't think they really know why people decorate them, but they do!

I think in the time I've been here, I've had mehendi (not sure if the spelling is correct) done on my hands about 8 times. It's beautiful and there are all sorts of decorations that can be done. It can be very simple, or very elegant. Brides will have this done for when they get married, but girls do it all the time. It seems that every time I meet a new family, they do mehendi on my hands. :)

The sunsets here are beautiful. This was one of the first pictures I took when we got here in March.

So dryers to dry your washed clothes don't exist here (or at least the majority of families don't have them). All clothes are line dried.

Fruit, vegetable and meat stands are everywhere. It is not common to go to a grocery store and buy everything. In fact, most of the time, if you want fruit, vegetables and meat, you have to go to three separate markets. It takes a lot of time to do anything here, as this not only exists in food, but in other items (like clothing, electronics, etc). It might take you all day to get all you need, whereas back home we could get all we need at WalMart in 2 hours. BIG difference!

Pakola is a very popular drink here - not as popular as Pepsi - but it is popular. Josh and I joke around that Pepsi has overtaken this country. :)

This is a random wall that I saw outside of a restaurant we were at. Many buildings are beaten up and the structure is not completely sound.

This is an area of town that is considered to be one of the most poorest in this city. You can tell just by looking at the street and buildings that it really is in poverty.

 

 

Thanks for looking! I hope to post more soon if the internet will cooperate! :)