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General Travel

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BC: Thanks for joining me on my journey to Angola, and better understanding their everyday life


1: The type of house they live in | A beautiful scenery with a better understanding of where they live | One of the first views I saw getting off the plane

2: This woman lost her leg after stepping on a land mine, while this baby is being treated for cholera.

3: I saw many different diseases and health problems when I first got off my plane in Angola. | A man who suffers from poor health, and hygiene

4: An article talking of the new Port to be built, replacing one that was over 50 years old

5: Dear Family, I just got off the plane today and I am in awe. I know I came here to help the people who live here, but I'm sure there will be plenty that they will be teaching me as well. I have already learned about the new things they are building to make importing and exporting more efficient. I can't wait to find out what else I will learn about the people and their culture the time that I am here. I've also tasted some of their food as a welcome gift, and it really is different from all the other foods I've ever had.I know there are still so many things to learn about, and (continued on the next page)

6: My Letter continued | ANGOLA | then teach, so I must make this letter brief, but I do want to tell you about the things they've been having us do. So far they've told me that I will be helping out at the hospital, and then also teaching lessons at the school. I'm excited to finally start working, but nervous as well. We'll find out how everything turns out! Signed, Kelly Maguire

7: Hilary Clinton wishes to have stronger ties with a bigger influence on Angola to witness a major corporate agreement between Chevron and the government of Angola.

8: A close up of the insignia at the bottom of the seal. It stands for: People's Republic of Angola | The official seal of Angola

10: Funge, one of their meals made from cornmeal | Pirao, a porridge type food mostly served with meat dishes. | Some of their foods and drinks

11: 12/16/10 Dear Friends and Family, I'm finally becoming accustomed to the regular schedule of an Angolan. I get up at the same time every day and eat breakfast, my favorite has become Funge, although it's normally eaten with fish as a lunch or dinner. I go to whichever station they have put me in that day, sometimes the hospital, sometimes at the school, and I do what's required. | Friends and Family Springfield Township High school Pennsylvania | Continued on the next page

12: Friends and Family Springfield Township High school Pennsylvania | Next I would go to lunch, and I would eat Pirao, one of the best tasting porridges I've ever had. I would continue my work for the day and then finally settle down for dinner. For this meal I usually choose Grilled Fish, with Bean sauce, boiled cassavas, or green bananas. | Now I should get back to work, there's much to still do for the day. I'll be sure to write more, and I can't wait to see you guys again. Signed, Kelly

13: Here is a comparison of Angolan currency, | five artifacts

14: The article talks about how a man went to see the pope while he was visiting Angola, even though he needed a crutch to get there

15: This pictures shows children outside of | This picture shows a woman in the process of making Funge.

16: Last article | Public hearings set for new Angola hospital The Journal Gazette Officials from Cameron Memorial Community Hospital announced Thursday that the board of directors has decided to move forward with construction of a new hospital in downtown Angola. The project has been in the works for several years, and now construction is slated to begin in April, according to a written statement issued by the hospital. It is expected to open in the fall of 2012. Hospital officials will host public meetings about this project at 7 p.m. Jan. 13 and 18 in the cafeteria of the hospital on Maumee Street. For more information on the project or the public meetings, call 260-665-2141, ext. 2337.

17: This article is about a new Angolan hospital which will hopefully help their health issues decline, and provide healthier conditions.

18: Some pictures of other things they do in their modern times: | ANGOLA | This article talks about some of the troubles Angola's basketball team has faced, a slight representation of how the country is in trouble as well.

23: Last letter | Dear Family and Friends, I'm leaving Angola tomorrow, and will be returning home. I'm actually quite sad to leave Angola, I've made so many friends over the time that I've been here and will miss the kids and people I've helped. I hope to come back some day and see these people again, and see the changes that happened because of me and the rest of my team. I'm glad to see you all tomorrow, but I will miss this place very much. Wish me good travels! Signed, Kelly

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