Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tuesday May 25, 2010

Day 11:

Today I had a fudgeround for breakfast! I haven't been making it down to breakfast because I try to get as much sleep as possible. I know that you guys can't see me pushing the limit on sleep?! Right?!

Today was interesting, but to be honest, it was my least favorite day. I thought there was going to be more to it. We rode in a van to three different villages. Two of the villages were just dirt roads with houses, and we simply walked through the little community. I felt bad for taking pictures because we were at their houses. I wouldn't like if someone just rolled up by my house to take a picture of my everyday life. They didn't seem to mind, but it just wasn't what I expected. The cool thing was that we got to see little baby piglets that weren't even an hour old! That was cool!

The Long Neck Karen (not pronounced like the name Karen) was interesting. I thought we were going to be given a little bit more information. All I know is; 1. They start putting on the rings when the children are young. 2. Keep adding the rings along the years til about 20-22 years old. 3. The rings are inserted into the skin where each neck bone is, and it allows the bones to seperate and the neck becomes longer. 4. Some can take off the rings, but sometimes if the rings come off, then their neck is broken. 5. The men think that it is beautiful to have a long neck (like a swan). I personally think this is crazy. In America though, we do crazy stuff like tanning, dieting, coloring our hair to become more beautiful! So I guess it's the same way (sort of) in every culture.

After the villages, we went to dinner at Riverside. It was amazing! I had a good ole cheeseburger, I was sick of rice... and more rice. The food was good but the view was amazing! It was a lot of fun.

I just want to take the time to share how amazing our group is. Of course there are attitudes and personalities that don't always mesh well, but our group has been exceptional with just going with the flow. We all mingle in and out with each other. There aren't any cliques. This trip has been a blessing, and it's mainly because we have such a good group!