Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bob's Thoughts: Nigeria Day 7

Bob is in Nigeria right now as part of a short term trip with Wycliffe Associates.  You can find out more HERE.  You can read the previous journals here; Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5, Day 6

Today I got to look at our housing options, and I was favorably impressed. Both buildings actually look nicer than I was expecting, and I can easily see us living in either one.

Andy took me around Jos a little bit, with Jonathan Barnholm, and I got to see shopping a little as well. You haggle for most everything, but I don't think it'll be too bad. There's literally only 2 “supermarkets” in Jos, where they have specialized imported goods. Those are the only places you can get stuff unless it's locally made, in which case it can be found in the local stores.

Andy told me today that Daniel knows only Hausa, his native language and English, so everything I heard him speaking on our trip was Hausa (and that was every stop to ask for directions, and saying hello to every Nigerian we met who was hosting or meeting us). I do need to learn Hausa pretty well, especially if I'll be helping these translators with their computers.
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