Just a quick post to say; I am here. In a small village outside of Assomada which has a bread store and a minimarcado, plus a school and youth center which are closed because it is summer time.
Right now I am learning Kriolu, the Cape Verdean language. Aside from studying and getting to know my host family, I have learned to wash dishes with as little water as possible (laba lusa), hand wash my clothes (bati ropa), and farm beans and corn (monda papia). It has been amazing, although difficult to contact home. The people I have met are all so nice and welcoming and excited to meet us!