I have 40 mintues and 36 seconds to update you on the past week, so bare with me
Traveling to Jasmine's (st Albans) but end up in London, everyone is running around euston with my bags so i can get to st albans without me missing my plane.
Our bags are potentially sent to the wrong airport (?!) que heart atack seeing as anti maleria tablets are in the bag which has just gone, goodbye good health, hello maleria.
in ethiopia chilling out lying on the airport floor, we have no borading passes, a man has to write us one out, the same man keeps running past us looking uptight. Realise our flight was ment to leave at 9, it is now 9:15. holy mother of god. Leg it to the plane, get abuse from staff and passengers, to relasie people are in our seats. so endure flight next to a chinese man who slurps rice and beef, how is this possible?!
We arrive 2 hours early for Freddie who works at the work the world house who was picking us up because they put us on the wrong plane....
In Arusha we had a look around the town and up to the hospital and everyone shouts "MUZUNGU'S" which means white folk. and the chidlren who passed us kept tryin to touch our hands then screaming with delight that they could actually touch us. They have a seizure when we say "mambo" meaning "whats uupppppppppppppp"
Went to the snake park and held a snake. There was a picture on the first 'cage' where there was a python. The picture was of the python who had a man inside it . The story goes that in Arusha, a security man had a nap and then the python ate him. The only reason the python was found was because the snake had hit an electric fence and they cut it open and there was their missing security man.
We got to ride a camel as well for 1,000 tanzanian shillings = 50p
Jess got a flea bite on her bum from the camel, fit.
Also had a look around the massi place and there was models of a boy having a circumcision and there was the same of a girl.
We said : oh is she giving birth??
Massi man: No. She is having a female circumcision.
We went to the pool and sunbathed. Jess burnt her face to look like a beetroot.
Jasmine got ill.I took lots of pictures of Jasmine lying in bed dying. We went to the pool again to increase the burn.
We went to the market with witness ( the cook at the work the world house) All the men were grabbing her to get them to go to their stall naturally we were called muzungu's and stared at constantly.
A man offered to buy the four of us.
Someone threw a knife at Annie's foot.
I got told off for taking photos becasue they think when you take a photo you are taking away part of their soul. My camera now has part of their soul. 2 women came up to us and said bluntly "give us money. Give us money'
Apart from that at the market we were loved for being muzungu's.
Was our first day at placement, Me and Jazz are together on peads. They were givin out medication to anyone and anything, no matter who they were.
We got shown around 5 of the ward which are, general admission ward with ICU (intensive care unit) in there, discharge ward, burns ward, malnutrtion and surgical ward. Everyone was impressed with our kiswahili.
Jess bed time sining was beautiful, causing the other girls to bang on our window to shut up. I would say she was Mariah Carey in the making.
Second day on ward which was really good :)
We 'changed' the beds which consists of if there is blood , food,sweat or bodily fluids you change the sheets, if there is only a little bit of blood and food, you just straighten the sheets. We were cleaning the little tables and i saw a cockroach skuttle on the floor, along with many grasshoppers and at one point there was a bird on the ward, sittin above a patient on the mozzy nets.
The normal ratio of patients to bed is 3:1, therefore on one bed there is 3 patients with their mothers. So 6 people sitting on one bed is average.
We went to the pharmacy and saw the psychiatricpatient who everyone knows and he just roams around the hospital. He was strokin mine and Jazz's hand then showed Jazz his elbow and was dancing and singing like Michael Jackson, then he wandered off to stoke another munzungu's hand, ledge!