Thursday, October 30, 2008

We're Not In Alaska Anymore...


This was my first view of Africa from the airplane. At first it was hard to believe that we were actually there, but when I stepped off the plane it became very obvious I was far from home. Here's how I could tell...


Arabic signs in the airport.


Palm trees outside. (It felt like summer!)


The view from my hotel room.


The sconce in my hotel room. (If you don't know what a sconce is, you better look it up...)


The teapot in the hotel lobby.


It was very exciting to see new and different things, but I was very grateful to see this. I think I'll enjoy western toilets and toilet paper for a while longer...


Ben and Missy said...

Ooh! This is going to be such a cool experience! I am totally jealous! It is definitely the complete opposite from Alaska... Enjoy all of that sun and great weather!

JEM said...

I love that you had to go to Africa to get a flush toilet. It looks GLORIOUS there! I'm so excited for you! You're going to have a blast.