Monday, June 12, 2006

Just a quick note to let you know I'll be out in the rural villages (my favorite!) for the remainder of the week.

Tomorrow we head to rural Dayi for the third time since our arrival. We’ve been invited to stay for as long as we like in order to observe first-hand the operations of the Rabbit King and Queen (for explanation, see previous entries). While there, Kate, Gump (translator/yoga instructor/British-accented friend), and I will spend each day figuring out new ways to chuck ourselves into the nearby villages in order to interview the peasants about their experiences with rabbit raising and to check out their initial reactions to the concepts of microlending. (Is there a value clash here that we've not yet discovered? Where do shame, honor, and family values enter into all this? We'll see.)

Back online by Saturday. Love!