Saturday, June 28, 2008

Today we got to sleep in a little bit, and we all woke up to a delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs and french toast. We got on the bus at 9:30 am and went to a market at a Dutch Reform Church, and browsed the merchandise until 12. There were beautiful carved wooden masks, animal figurines, jewelry, and other interesting trinkets.
Next, we went to Birdland School where the parents of students at the school organized a celebration known as Matebeto to thank us for everything we are doing. There was traditional dancing, and many of us got a quick lesson. The food included chicken, inshima (a cornmeal "staple" in zambian society), barbecued caterpillars(!?), ox heart, pumpkin leaves, and many more interesting delicacies. They also prepared a dinner for us to take home which we will soon enjoy!

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