Saturday, June 7, 2008

Anya Hiatus

I've been blogging for a few months now, but before I blog some more I want to really thank anyone who has ever read my entries. I get a warm fuzzy feeling when I plaster something over the net and I get so much positive reinforcement about my writing, my skills and a talent I thought I lost.

However, in the next few weeks I may be among the international development students  approved to head out to Cochambamba and Riberalta, Bolivia for a political development project to work in close collaboration with coca farmers and the current government of Evo Morales. Bolivia's coca farmers are caught in a dilemma of the licit and illicit use and growth of coca cultivation.

For anyone unfamiliar with all of this, coca is the raw material for cocaine but is prized by many Bolivians (especially among those of Amero-Indian descent) for its traditional uses in medicines and herbal teas. Long before coca was used to make cocaine, the indigenous people of the Andean region, the Aymara and Quechua, chewed coca leaves as a dietary supplement, a means to ease pangs of hunger and thirst and an antidote for altitude sickness.

So unless you want to know the exciting details of this potential trip to Bolivia, I'll spare you the politics of coca farming. Although, for an exciting fact I hear that home-grown fresh coca (cocaine) is pretty f**king amazing, so i'll let you know how my 1st taste feels!**I wish, I wish**

In other news though, if I am chosen for Bolivia I plan to head home to Nigeria after! yes yes - it's been almost 6 years since I've been back, so I gotta say it's about damn time I paid them a visit. The only downside is that unless i'm insane I won't be blogging from a cybercafe, so this means an even more limited amount of blog entries from me. But I hope from time to time, I can find time to update this space on what's really happening with me.

Until later Blogville, ta ta xoxo