Thursday, November 19, 2015

1 week down

One of the first places we visited was Mothers Without Borders Children's Resource Center.  It was fun to see all my friends again.
Driving on the wrong side of the road has been quite an adventure.  I am a nervous wreck the whole time and I'm not the one driving.  Actually Craig is doing a great job considering the traffic here is unbelievable.  On our third day here he got pulled over for dangerous driving! We were just following the car in front of us and two police women waved us over and said we were illegal.  They took Craig's license and then went and sat in their car.  He asked what was going on and they told him he would have to pay 600 kwacha (about $60).  We happened to have a young returned missionary with us from the ward and he said to offer a lesser amount.  Craig offered 200 kwacha ($20) and they said OK.  We were told it was because we are white.  So much to learn.  In all the time I have spent here in the past I never had to drive, cook, or even do my own laundry.
  
Later on the same day we were trying to get some Zambian kwacha out of the ATM at the bank and it took our card and swallowed it.  What the heck?  We asked someone in the bank and they said to wait in this line.  20 minutes later when we reached to front of the line they said, "Oh you need to stand in this line."  20 minutes later when we reached the front of that line they said, "Come back tomorrow."  What the heck?  Next day, same thing but we finally got the card back.  Next week we will be doing some travelling throughout the mission.

3 comments:

  1. So glad to hear from you and that you're OK. What an adventure.

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  2. Looking great! Sounds like quite an adventure so far!

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