Monthly Archives: July 2012

nos otu montanha :: our other mountain

Over the past several months you’ve seen various views of Pico d’Antonia, the beautiful mountain that loomed over our home valley in Cape Verde. In fact, our valley is bounded by two memorable ridgelines: Monti João Teves–the peak shown here–sits at the foot of our valley. For the nine weeks that Adam and I are in Pre-service Training in Benin, I’ve scheduled posts of this other stupendous mountain.

Between the long days, homestay, language learning, and cultural adjustment, I won’t have much time to write posts during training. Once we’re settled into our new site, I’m going to start looking for a new weekly feature that will reflect our day-to-day lives there, and I’m sure I’ll have tales to tell. In the meantime, please enjoy the photos from Cape Verde.

This week’s picture of our other mountain…

October 5, 2011

12:15 p.m.

So much green! Our town is the large cluster of buildings sitting at the left-hand side of this photo, and from there you can walk up to the top of the ridgeline that connects both of our mountains, which is what we did the day this photo was taken.

 

nos otu montanha :: our other mountain

Over the past several months you’ve seen various views of Pico d’Antonia, the beautiful mountain that loomed over our home valley in Cape Verde. In fact, our valley is bounded by two memorable ridgelines: Monti João Teves–the peak shown here–sits at the foot of our valley. For the nine weeks that Adam and I are in Pre-service Training in Benin, I’ve scheduled posts of this other stupendous mountain.

Between the long days, homestay, language learning, and cultural adjustment, I won’t have much time to write posts during training. Once we’re settled into our new site, I’m going to start looking for a new weekly feature that will reflect our day-to-day lives there, and I’m sure I’ll have tales to tell. In the meantime, please enjoy the photos from Cape Verde.

This week’s picture of our other mountain…

March 25, 2012

12:30 p.m.

In this photo the ridgeline of Monti João Teves appears in the furthest distance. This was taken from Serra Malagueta National Park on the day we hiked down from there to the shore at Calheta.

nos otu montanha :: our other mountain

Over the past several months you’ve seen various views of Pico d’Antonia, the beautiful mountain that loomed over our home valley in Cape Verde. In fact, our valley is bounded by two memorable ridgelines: Monti João Teves–the peak shown here–sits at the foot of our valley. For the nine weeks that Adam and I are in Pre-service Training in Benin, I’ve scheduled posts of this other stupendous mountain.

Between the long days, homestay, language learning, and cultural adjustment, I won’t have much time to write posts during training. Once we’re settled into our new site, I’m going to start looking for a new weekly feature that will reflect our day-to-day lives there, and I’m sure I’ll have tales to tell. In the meantime, please enjoy the photos from Cape Verde.

This week’s picture of our other mountain…

March 21, 2012

4:15 p.m.

This was taken from the back of one of the Hiaces whose route went up to our town. Since our site was located off the main road, not all the drivers would be willing to go the extra distance to drop people off, and we often had to walk up the hill loaded with heavy stuff. Our county was called Orgãos, hence the decal on the car.

nos otu montanha :: our other mountain

Over the past several months you’ve seen various views of Pico d’Antonia, the beautiful mountain that loomed over our home valley in Cape Verde. In fact, our valley is bounded by two memorable ridgelines: Monti João Teves–the peak shown here–sits at the foot of our valley. For the nine weeks that Adam and I are in Pre-service Training in Benin, I’ve scheduled posts of this other stupendous mountain.

Between the long days, homestay, language learning, and cultural adjustment, I won’t have much time to write posts during training. Once we’re settled into our new site, I’m going to start looking for a new weekly feature that will reflect our day-to-day lives there, and I’m sure I’ll have tales to tell. In the meantime, please enjoy the photos from Cape Verde.

This week’s picture of our other mountain…

March 18, 2012

12:15 p.m.

Members of our youth group preparing food for an out-of-town group that came to visit and konvivi (hang out, spend time together) with us.

 

nos otu montanha :: our other mountain

Over the past several months you’ve seen various views of Pico d’Antonia, the beautiful mountain that loomed over our home valley in Cape Verde. In fact, our valley is bounded by two memorable ridgelines: Monti João Teves–the peak shown here–sits at the foot of our valley. For the nine weeks that Adam and I are in Pre-service Training in Benin, I’ve scheduled posts of this other stupendous mountain.

Between the long days, homestay, language learning, and cultural adjustment, I won’t have much time to write posts during training. Once we’re settled into our new site, I’m going to start looking for a new weekly feature that will reflect our day-to-day lives there, and I’m sure I’ll have tales to tell. In the meantime, please enjoy the photos from Cape Verde.

This week’s picture of our other mountain…

March 4, 2012

4:30 p.m.

Some of these pictures echo the first series of mountain posts.

nos otu montanha :: our other mountain

Over the past several months you’ve seen various views of Pico d’Antonia, the beautiful mountain that loomed over our home valley in Cape Verde. In fact, our valley is bounded by two memorable ridgelines: Monti João Teves–the peak shown here–sits at the foot of our valley. For the nine weeks that Adam and I are in Pre-service Training in Benin, I’ve scheduled posts of this other stupendous mountain.

Between the long days, homestay, language learning, and cultural adjustment, I won’t have much time to write posts during training. Once we’re settled into our new site, I’m going to start looking for a new weekly feature that will reflect our day-to-day lives there, and I’m sure I’ll have tales to tell. In the meantime, please enjoy the photos from Cape Verde.

This week’s picture of our other mountain…

February 22, 2012

9:30 a.m.

This was taken when things really started to get dry and the bruma seka (Harmattan) was blowing dust around every day, but you can clearly see that some places stayed green due to irrigation.

nos otu montanha :: our other mountain

Over the past several months you’ve seen various views of Pico d’Antonia, the beautiful mountain that loomed over our home valley in Cape Verde. In fact, our valley is bounded by two memorable ridgelines: Monti João Teves–the peak shown here–sits at the foot of our valley. For the nine weeks that Adam and I are in Pre-service Training in Benin, I’ve scheduled posts of this other stupendous mountain.

Between the long days, homestay, language learning, and cultural adjustment, I won’t have much time to write posts during training. Once we’re settled into our new site, I’m going to start looking for a new weekly feature that will reflect our day-to-day lives there, and I’m sure I’ll have tales to tell. In the meantime, please enjoy the photos from Cape Verde.

This week’s picture of our other mountain…

February 22, 2012

2:45 p.m.