Finally found my way to Lesotho, and man was it a long journey!
The intern orientation was AMAZING! Everyone that I met gained a spot to my list of most amazing people I know. But seriously, all the interns brought so many different backgrounds, skills, and personalities that made the group just click. I can't wait to visit them throughout the year at their different sites. It was hard to say goodbye when we all finally opened up and got to know each other.
I arrived to Maseru early on in the morning today. As I step off the plane and went through the fastest (non-existant) customs line ever, I looked for my bags, but they were nowhere to be found. Great. They turned up eventually and as of right now, looks like nothing is stolen. (that could have been a nightmare)
It wouldn't be a stretch that I'm in culture shock overload. I felt like I tried to mentally prepare myself for the conditions I was about to see, but it didn't hit me until we were driving through the city. And yes, on the other side of the road! Kids playing soccer with what looks like a ball made from trash bags and tape, cows grazing of the side of the road, and women carrying the heaviest looking bags on their head. My first day of work is tomorrow, and the people I've met so far have been so warm and welcoming.
Miss everyone so much already! xoxo
Peace, Love, and Jet-lag Fever