Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Things I have learned

A little girl drinking local water, which comes in plastic bags.
  • Local water comes in plastic bags that look like a small pillow.  As one local girl told me, I need to drink “water water” which comes in bottles.  The local water causes … well you know …
  • Star beer (recommended to me by Jim B and many others) is good and usually comes in large bottles, maybe 750 mL.  I have found Savannah cider to be good as I’m not really a drinker.  The main pop here seems to be Fanta Orange, Coke, Coke Light (not Diet Coke) and Sprite. 
  • Everything is sold in small black bags here.  Most people just drop their bags and other trash on the street when they’re done with them. A bit disconcerting …
  • Traffic is insane. Think of the Gardiner at 8.00am. That is the way most major streets are from dusk til dawn.  Horrible, horrible traffic.
  • Everyone is so friendly. A smile and a hello, plus a handshake.  It is always good to inquire about one’s health and family.
Game day.
Traffic in the capital city.
Laundry day.

Short and sweet today.

Talk soon,

P.S. While CUA is aware of the United Nations International Year of Co-operatives, few if any local credit unions know of the International Year.  One billion people world-wide are members of credit unions and co-ops, including those in Africa.  I am hoping to increase IYC awareness, one CU at a time.

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