.......and if you don't believe me, check out this:
yes, that is a togolese newspaper article featuring a totally random picture of me and some other peace corps volunteer at our official swearing-in ceremony yesterday. i'm wearing an african outfit completely designed and selected by my host mother. It was really cute, actually: my host mother and father had outfits made with the same fabric and we all matched for the ceremony.
i'm heading off to my village tomorrow morning to officially begin my life as a peace corps volunteer! My internet and cell phone access will be pretty limited from here on out. I'm about six hours north of lome, which is the only place i've been to so far in togo with high speed internet. sokode (the city closest to my village) has decent-ish internet, so i'll try to keep up with internet and blogging as much as i can. don't forget the power of snail mail!