We went out for a walk this morning. John needed to transfer some money to a missionary, so we took a wander through our neighborhood. All of these pictures were taken during our 30 minute wander. This is our place. These are our neighbors.
There were very few people out today. It must be a holiday. Last night people were everywhere until quite late. This morning the vendors shops were empty and the sellers were gone. Unusual for a Saturday morning.
Below is a hair place. There are so many cute little shops where the women and girls go to have extensions put in their hair, or to have their hair plaited into fun designs.
Empty vendor stalls:
Typical roadside decor:
This is our road. Every few weeks someone dumps a load of rocks and construction debris in the roads. It’s spread out and smashed down by passing cars until it turns into road base. You have to watch your step.
A new building going up:
More beauty shops:
A local plumber:
We were hoping to find some nice fruit today! We filled our bag with 3 pineapple, 2 mangos, a bunch of mandarins, bananas and some popo.
I love the fruit here. And it’s Beautiful!
A furniture store:
From this spot you can see the temple. See the crane in the skyline? That’s the temple site.
The temple is just to the left of the crane.
A man making mannequins:
There are so many car junk yards full of dead cars.
Happy to know we can refill our gas tank here:
Umbrellas for shade:
A laundromat. Loving the washer in the window:
Cassava, pines and peanuts:
Plantain, potatoes and cassava:
Our local tailors. These women sew in these little shops day and night.
Our shoe repair guy was gone for the day:
Almost home again.
This is right next to our building. I’d always assumed there was a water source in this little shack because these water jugs come and go every day.
It’s a mystery–no water source. There is, however, a toilet sitting there.
These are our neighbors. Their homes are made of tarp and boards.
Their firewood supply:
Their trash pile, right outside our windows.
We are surrounded by so many interesting things. We love it here.