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Long Weekend/Headed to Lubumbashi/21st Birthday is coming up

Mbote! Sangunini? (Hello! How are you?)

It is going to be an exciting weekend/upcoming week for me. This weekend is a long weekend because tomorrow is a local holiday, otherwise known as "Parent's Day," (basically Mother's and Father's day rolled into one). Right now I sort of have tentative plans to visit a village right outside of Kinshasa or possibly go camping near Zonga Falls....Either way it is going to be a pretty interesting weekend and you will surely hear about it when I get back get next week.

As you probably already read, I'm going to Lubumbashi for an official trip (mostly doing various odds/ends) from the 4th-7th. I am also going to be there for my 21st birthday! That's a big one....I can't believe the day has finally arrived. Although, I've basically felt 21 because I was studying abroad in Paris....

Anyway, I'm not sure what my internet access will be like next week, so I'm thinking I won't be able to update until at least next Friday. We'll see though.

Last night was Greg's last "Ambassador's Business Roundtable," which is a basically a big get-together of American businessmen or (Congolese businessmen representing American business interests). There was schmoozing, drinks, finger foods, and a couple of people spoke/asked questions. It wasn't overall that exciting, it was pretty much at typical diplomat get-together. And today is Greg's last day! I'm sad he's leaving...he's a really nice guy and a great boss...I'm leaving before his successor comes so I'll sorta be on my own for the last month/ish that I'll be here.

Well, I guess that's all! The next time I blog I'll be 21! Hehe.


Posted by bbrodsky 07:03

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