As requested by friends in Columbia, there are now pictures of me hooping in a South African airport. These were taken by a lovely woman I met while waiting for the bus to take us to the airplane. Christabelle (the lady) had just graduated from medical school in Russia and could speak six languages fluently.
I also got to see monkeys! I realize this is only monkey butt, but if I’d gotten my camera out in time you would have seen three of them just sitting there outside of the airport. They’re Vervet monkeys and apparently the African equivalent of squirrels.
New things learned today: People native to Botswana are known as Tswana. That’s also the name of the national language. I’ve already kinda learned a few words that will be necessary for basic communication. Also, the way people shake hands here is very different. You’re supposed to use the hand your not using for shaking to cup your elbow. That’s for formal introductions. For casual hand shakings, you shake hands, then grab hands, then shake again.