Sunday, March 30, 2008

Letter/Pics from Jesse in Namibia!

How are things?
I just got back from our travel seminar, which was really cool. We started off going out to the coast to the town of Swakopmund, which is an awesome place. The ocean was so cool and the sunsets were amazing! After a couple days there we went off to our rural homestay, which was by far the best homestay of the trip. There was no electricity or running water and we cooked all the meals over the fire outside. It was crazy! The really different thing about the homestay was that the houses were made out of a mixture of cow dung and clay! It didnt even smell bad or anything. I rode in a donkey cart over the weekend too, and that was cool! Im having the usual issues with uploading pics, but ill try to get them up soon. The family I stayed with had a two year old boy who was awesome and he kinda reminded me of Aaron, which in turn made me a little homesick. It was super cute when he would help heard the goats and cows that would randomly wonder around the yard and walk up to the house. Fences are not used as much on this farm as they are back home. It was really an amazing trip.

Speaking of amazing trips, my malaria medicine is making me halucinate a bit. The horizon was flashing like crazy one night while we were sitting around the fire and the dreams have all been really weird.
After the homestay we drove to etosha, which is the big national park here. It was really cool and I saw all sorts of animals. Kudu, Impala, Zebra, Warthog, Giraffes, Elephants, and even lions! It was crazy seeing the lions. We never really got a good view of the elephants though which was kinda dissapointing.
Were going back out to swakop for spring break today, which should be fun. We about to leave really soon!
Love Ya! Tell everyone back home that i love them and i miss em!

If you would like to read more about Jesse's adventures in Namibia, feel free to visit his blog here


Mandy said...

What an amazing experience for him!

Nikki said...

Wow, great pictures. Looks awesome!