but, when you arrive to "The real Africa" things are a little different. Life is slower. You arrange things as they come up. Especially when not much has been arranged for you. I was thinking that I would be arriving here to have a little bit more news (from McGill/our main contact at the College here) than what I actually have. but, not really surprising, if i think about it. How would they know more than what i would know? So, as I got in an email yesterday: "it seems like McGill is McGill. and Africa is Africa. and you are in the better of the two."
I was indeed reminded that I was in Africa yesterday, when i "hurried" my lunch so that I could get back to the hotel for "just after 3pm" to meet my contact/supervisor from the college. I got dropped off, was waiting around, read a bit. Fell asleep for a nap. wondered if she was going to show up. at about 5:45, knock on the door. "Hello Amelia! Welcome to Malawi! Sorry I am a bit late." ohhhhhhhh. Africa wins Again (AWA!).