- A donkey will deliver your brand new refrigerator.
- Some of the potholes are bigger then your bathtub.
- Cars that should reside in a junkyard, don't.
- Local fruits and vegetables are unrecognizable.
- Dust, dust, and more freaking dust.
- A simple errand can take hours. And hours.
- The locals can't speak English but when they see your Martin guitar, they say 'Ahhh Martin'.
- Yes means maybe, or yes, or no.
- You can park anywhere you want. You can drive however you like.
- Sleeping with a mosquito net around your bed is a necessity, rather than to have a stylish romantic feel.
- You need to iron your clothing, even your panties, after it dries on the line outside to kill the bugs.
- You can light a fire on the sidewalk to make tea in the afternoon.
- You are encouraged to light your paper garbage on fire, rather then disposing of it.
- You will not have an address, and will get used to drawing maps for people. No postal service either.
- You may lost your routine parking spot in front of the office to a puddle of raw sewage.
- People that make less than $10 a month can still have ocean front property.
- The lights go our every night for a few hours, whether you want them to or not.
- You will no longer wear your favorite perfume, as bug spray will be your new scent.
- You will get used to sleeping to the sound of generators.
- From now on, every time you get sick, you will not wonder if its simply a cold or flu, but rather if it's yellow fever, malaria, meningitis, or typhoid.
- No matter how careful you are with drinking bottled water, washing fruits and vegetables, enjoying drinks with no ice...you WILL get travellers diarrhea. It hit me on just day 4 here.
To be continued.
Love to all,
Kelly and Rich