After giving us a wonderful send off in Washington DC, we got to spend one final evening with Tom here in Mali. We just sent him off on the dusty road back to Bamako after he joined us for a quick training center tour and dinner. It was a gift that his job brought him to Mali and he was able to work with the Peace Corps staff to arrange a visit tonight before we ship off to our homestays for the next 2 months. I am sure that in a few weeks we will be eternally grateful for the gummy treats he imported as well!
George and I will be living with seperate families for the next two months but we will be in the same village. We will be learning to speak Bambara which is the most widely spoken language here in Mali. We will not have internet during homestay but we will come back to the training center every 2 weeks.
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