…you meet people walking on the road but they aren't wearing straw hats.
…you throw the vegetable scraps straight out the window in the kitchen (no screens anywhere that I've seen) which is great fun-unless you hit the burglar bars. The chickens seem to like this arrangement too-unless they happen to be roosting right there...squawwwwk!
…you use the words "sunburn" and "Thanksgiving" in the same sentence.
…you get really hot so you hunt for the shade on the south side of buildings and trees. (This is a Max moment, as most of you know my brain does not compute directions on any continent.)
…you sit out in the middle of the yard when you need to access the internet. (Of course, sometimes you have it in the house, and sometimes it's not available anywhere.)
…you don't recognize the bugs that land on your computer screen when you are sitting outside trying to send an e-mail.
…you go to sleep listening to a combination of reverberating frog song from the pond, repetitive church choruses from across the river (fortunately, all night services occur only once a month!) and rowdy music and shouting from up the hill at Joslovo.
<<<…you find discarded white one liter boxes along the road, and they aren't milk containers,
…you keep trying to be the passenger in the right front seat of the car, and you find it startling to observe small children sitting on the left side in oncoming traffic. And traffic is oncoming to your right…(it's very unnerving!)
…you observe fourteen vehicles at a traffic light and all of them are either white or silver. (Lighter color = cooler ride!) And you hear people calling the traffic light a robot.
…you attend a preschool graduation ceremony that begins an hour and a half late, and ends about three hours later!! And all of the participants are this cute!
Pinch me, one more time, I'm still in Africa!! _Hummin' B