I'm not going to blog much about Sunday since it was a pretty lazy day, but here are a few of the events of the day. We were planning on going to a park about 10 minutes away to feed giraffes, but after arriving there at 5 pm, we realized we missed all of the animal feedings. So we went over to the Irish boy's house, which is about a 10 minute walk from us. There are too many of us to all fit at this compound, so the Irish guys and 2 girls from Norway, who I have not met yet, live at the other house. We pretty much just sat around and chatted for a few hours. I have decided I love Irish people. I've met several of them in the last week and they are all ridiculously nice. I love their accents, even if I dont understand them half of the time. It's been fun comparing all of our different countries and funny sayings. Whitney, who is from Canada, adds "hey" to the end of many sentences and the Irish boys talk so proper and are so polite. Sometimes I feel a bit loud and vulgar around them but I think they're getting used to us!
Monday, we got up early to go register at Coast General Hospital, where we will be working. Just as we got inside it started to downpour. First real rain I've seen here. I still haven't taken a full tour of the hospital, so I'll post more info after I spend more time there.
We decided to go feed the giraffes today since we missed it yesterday. This place called Haller Park is right off a main road near us. I had no idea what to expect, but figured it would be small and similar to a zoo. We walked into the park and I instantly felt like I was in the amazon. Swamps and trees everywhere...monkeys in every direction, you could almost trip on them. We went to feed the giraffes first which was so insanely cool! We fed them these little pellets and their tongues were so slimy! I've never been so up close to a giraffe and it was truly one of the coolest things I've ever done. The monkeys kept stealing the pellets and shoving seversl of them in their mouths at once. Pretty funny. Next, we took a walk through the reptile park with a guide, and he pointed out all of the different snakes. One of them was the most dangerous snake in the world. Not quite sure why that one wasn't in one of the enclosed rooms...After the reptiles, we headed over to see the hippos. They are huge, weighing in at about 3 tons! We were so close to them too, which was absolutly surreal. We saw several monkeys carrying their small babies and even saw a few feeding from their moms. So neat! Check out fbook for those pics. We also saw antelope and buffalo just roaming around. The final feeding were the crocodiles. One of the park workers dangled meat above the crocodiles and they jumped into the air to try and grab it. Got some great pics of that too! Overall, one of the best experiences ever and so unexpected given it's location off the side the road! Africa is so darn cool. Alright that's it for now. I'll blog agsin when I some interesting things to share!