It’s the end of November. Five days of classes remain before finals. It’s cold enough that I need to consistently wear socks. Eww.
Seems like a good time for some nostalgia to kick in. Last week, pretty much everything mentioned in my International Agricultural Development lectures reminded me of something from Zambia. One of the topics we were discussing was human capital. This isn’t relevant to the rest of the post, but I think it’s worth repeating whenever the opportunity arises: the most powerful form of capital any country has is its people. Every country is asset rich, and the goal of development should be to give individuals the opportunity to access their full potential.
Back to stress/lecture/November/sock induced nostalgia.
Quite a few people have asked me when they’re going to get to see pictures from my placement. Most people asked in September, which conveniently is when I intended to write this post before forgetting about it entirely. For some reason it didn’t occur to me that people would want to see said pictures. Unfortunately geography doesn’t allow me to invite everyone who wants to see pictures to sit in my living room and drink tea and look through them with me. Though that sounds lovely. So instead I’m posting some here.
I attempted to cull through the pictures from the summer for the highlights. It was hard. Hard to the point of unsuccessful.
Since I didn’t manage to get the album down to a reasonable size, I decided to attempt some form of loose curation. That also didn’t go very well. But if you want to look at pictures, deal with it. Sorry.
There are 5 sets, 15-30ish pictures a piece, each with a loose theme. There is an obvious, and somewhat unavoidable bias towards pictures from touristy things, simply because you tend to take more pictures in one day on a trip than in one month at work. It’s just how things go. I’d also like to mention that besides the “Work” and “Home” albums, almost all of the pictures were taken by others–I stole a lot of pictures from Eric and Nicole, and the rafting pictures were done by the company.
So, enough of this unnecessary rambling. Here you go: