It’s Day 6 of the 31 Days in the Life of a TCK series! Welcome! You can find more info on the series here.
The best thing about growing up abroad is the people.
They make other cultures come alive.
They can drive you crazy but they also teach you so much.
There’s a saying: Europeans have got the watches, but Africans have the time.
This is quite true.
A meeting is not only about getting things done but about seeing you.
The story behind the face.
They taught me how to eat sugar cane like a pig, how to really listen to people.
How to stay calm when your bus is delayed for five hours.
How to cook maize pap without lumps.
How to be so poor on the outside and yet so amazingly rich on the inside, drawing from never ending inner depths and strengths.
They have shown me how to dance in the rain and always see the light at the end of the tunnel.
What are the most memorable things you have learned in another culture?