Thursday, August 18, 2016

This is Africa!

Tuesday morning - no electricity, anywhere in town
Wednesday morning - no internet, because no electricity at the internet provider in Toliara
Wednesday afternoon - no water, because Jirama had cut it off
Thursday lunchtime - no water again

Jirama is the provider of electricity (jiro) and water (rano).

May they get this all sorted out "hainga kaingana" (quickly)!

"Hainga kaingana" is my favourite Malagasy word of the trip, as it seems so descriptive, and I just envisage lots of kangaroos bouncing along when I call the women to come to class "hainga kaingana".

The antonym "mora mora" also sounds like the action of doing things slowly.

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