February 13, 2018
This is Nzulezo.
Here is part 2 to The Journey to Nzulezo! The picture above is my probably one of my favorite picture I took while here. I feel like it just captures everything from this place and these people. Vibrant colors, broken planks, life, just everything here in one.
I don’t have much to say so I figure I will let the pictures do all of the talking
My heart constantly hurts because of the amount plastic literally everywhere, not only in this village but in every village and every town. Because this is the dry season, when the rainy season starts in April, the water will raise and a lot of this will enter the lake. Plastic is cheap here and education is lacking and this is the result. You can’t fault the people though because they don’t know, this is normal for them but coming from a place where we have such stable recycling programs, it hurts my heart.
Recycling isn’t a thing here. Burning your trash is.
Just a sweet little babe and her adorable dance moves!
These people, like so many in this country, live the simplest of lives. They don’t have many tangible items but they have so much love and so many smiles. I am constantly reminded to enjoy the simple things in life and less really can really be more.
Once we left here we headed back to the beach resort were we ate dinner, swam in the ocean under the stars, and crashed in our adorable little bungalows. A big bed, air conditioning and hot water was a nice treat after our crazy first week. I woke up at 5:30 to go watch the world wake up on the beach. We spent the morning in the ocean, took one last hot shower and hopped back on the bus for an 7.5 hour journey home! I have never been so happy to return to a room with no AC and take a cold shower than after that bus ride.
This weekend we are headed to the Volta Region so look for many new stories and pictures next week!