Saturday, April 28, 2012
There is a great deal of poverty everywhere - quite astounding actually. But people are extremely friendly and happy and hilariously, everyone, I mean EVERYONE has a cell phone, no matter how poor they are. I got stared at continuously as people on this Island rarely see westerners. Being blond and female made me stand out even more. Our company has a hospital/medical clinic on our mine site for our employees and the surrounding indigenous people - when I toured the wards, the children were hilarious...they kept touching my hair and face because they could not believe I was real. I laughed so hard - it was just too funny. I go back in July and will be there pretty much every two to three months.