Thursday, December 20, 2007

News From Home

This post has been removed to protect the identity of a dedicated night hunter.

Thursday, December 13, 2007


What’s for Breakfast? “Fool”
Steps to making one of our favorite dishes:
1. Buy a bag of fool (some type of bean) at the local dookan (or market) at 10 am (which is breakfast time for all) along with bread all for a total of: $2. (this feeds 4 people… or more)

2. Mash up the beans with a glass or bottom of a coke bottle.

3. Add olive oil, Lawson’s seasoning salt, and garlic salt for taste.
4. Top with tomatoes, onions, and shredded cheese. Enjoy tamea or falafel on the side… you can even mash it up and put it in if you prefer!
5. All can enjoy eating out of one bowl using your hands and bread… and remember, only use your right hand!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Desert Camping...

The last weekend of November we were able take a new adventure into the Sahara Desert with some friends to go camping! On the way there we got to see a herd of camels, crossed the Nile, and saw a random “Coca Cola Plant” in the middle of no where ☺. We enjoyed roasting hot dogs and marshmallows over a camp fire (understand that marshmallows are a big treat for here.) Later as we were falling asleep, we counted over 10 shooting stars! The sand and rocks along with the sunset and sunrise were breathtaking. We are so privileged to live in such a beautiful place.

Desert Sunrise...

Camels wandering in the desert....

Coca Cola Plant... or something like that???

Sunday, December 2, 2007


We had a wonderful time with our neighbors and an American friend who all came up for a semi-traditional American Thanksgiving Dinner. We enjoyed chicken (turkey was $50/lb) with homemade yeast rolls and stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn on the cob and pumpkin pie for dessert! We feel so blessed to have so many wonderful friends around us! We did miss home and the snow that fell over Boone. We also missed family and family traditions. But, we are truly thankful that we can live out our dreams here, together.