Aaaaaand well. Just a quick update for everyone - this is the first time I've made it to an internet cafe, and I of course forgot my camera cord so I can't post the interesting stuff.
But we all made it to SA safe and sound. We spent the first week at a pretty luxurious college campus - dorm rooms, running water and flush toilets, catered meals, and tea time twice a day. Then we moved into three different villages near Mokopane. Some people have great set ups there with satellite tv, running water, etc. My house is super comfortable and I absolutely LOVE my host family, but no running water. On the bright side, I actually really like doing dishes outside and I'm getting really fast at bucket bathing.
On Friday we finally found out our permanent site placements, and we'll be visiting them all this week. Then we come back for a couple weeks, and then, we'll finally be sworn in as Peace Corps Volunteers and head to our sites for good.
I'll be working an hour or two inland from Richard's Bay in KwaZulu Natal (near the beach, woot woot!). I cannot WAIT to see my site and find out about my living arrangements. I"ve been told I'll be in the chief's compound, with his several wives and their children and some of thier children's spouses, etc. So I'm hoping for a pretty good sister wife situation.
Ok, well I think that's all for now - I'll share some more interesting things later, but I'm doing great, lovin life, excited to start work.
Feel free to email me, or comment or anything else with questions and hellos!
Miss you all!