Yesterday, myself and a few of my classmates went for a walk around Rhotia, and ended up talking to some of the locals in our broken Swahili. They are very friendly, especially the watoto (children). The girls in the photo taught us a few Swahili words and games, including old favorites like the Hokey Pokey, and “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.” They asked us to take their picture so they they could see it.
We also met Aurelia, one of our neighbors, and we walked with her for a long while on our way back to our camp. We had a lovely walk as the sun was setting over Ngorongoro to the West. Hopefully as the days pass and our knowledge of Swahili grows, the language barrier will slowly fall away.
What a beautiful country, and a beautiful people!