Krista and I went to another volunteer's site this weekend. As usual, leaving our city and seeing somebody else's setup was both refreshing, and good exercise perspective shifting. She lives in a tiny town which is connected to two other tiny towns along the river, all of which are collectively known as Gafait. Her town had maybe 300-500 residents. The surrounding hills and mesas are strongly reminiscent of the south, and the town's fields look incredible when juxtaposed with the stones around.
It took about 3-3.5 hours to ride out there, although it's really not that far away. Getting into the minibus for the last leg of the trip, it seemed as if everybody already knew everybody else. We told the driver to drop us off at Yahiya's store. We spent a lot of time walking around the hills and fields and were woken up by livestock in the morning. It was great.
I would love to spend more time visiting other sites, but I'm not sure when/if I'll have the opportunity.
|People here love to take glamour shots. here's mine.|
|town again. mosque just recently had its loudspeaker installed|
|very, very, very old walls|
|again with the pomegranates. I probably ate a kilo of these things over the course of a day|