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

18 comments:

NigerianDramaQueen said...

The development trip to Bolivia sounds AMAZINGGGGGG
Did a development trip to Argentina. Taught business skills, served in kitchens, that kinda stuff. Didnt get to work with crack though:-)
Cant wait to hear all about it. Especially the political stuff:-)
Naija is gon be maddddd. Find a way to update oh, cuz u cant leave is hanging joooo
Have a wonderful trip chica. Sounds like an incredible opportunity...xxx

Parakeet said...

Wow, gurl, you are on some mission. Did I just feel jealousy nudging in my ..ahem. Well good luck with that and come back with plenty of news. You failed to tell us how long you'll be gone for though?

Take care my dears.

guerreiranigeriana said...

...wow!!!...sounds exciting...i am that loser that wants to know how it goes...and you taking organic homegrown crack?...*raised eyebrow*...and then naija!!!...i want to be like you!!!...have fun, be safe and do update as much as you can...we'll miss you...how long will you be in both places?...what part of naija?...

Smaragd said...

Coca eh? i await ur verdict!

i'm in Nigeria dear and I BLOG! i havent been in a cybercafe in years too!

bottomline, u can use the inetrnet here, we arent that backward. just get an internet card or sth...

Let's know when u land naija okay?

have fun at chubwambumba or whatchumacallit babes! dont get too high.

Safe journey and MWAH!

Charizard said...

Anya...I ono know what to say...I'mproud opf you(?)

Abeg yarn us what ur first taste of coke will be like abeg...I wana know!!!

bring some for us when ur coming 2 9ja o...hehehe...

hey let's jam when u hit 9ja na abi?

TinTin said...

oww have a safe trip...

be careful ohhh!!!

have loads of fun in naija!!

dont forget to take sunscreen!!

NikkiSab said...

I want to travel around too....take me!!!!!! lol. Dis is intresting wat u doing and I wish u a safe trip. Cyber cafe's in modaland aint too bad. If u r in lag den i suggest u use Cool FM cyber cafe or get from any of d mobile internet providers. Takia of ur self compodre!!

James Tubman said...

you better not do a trace of that coca

unless you are in unbearable pain

it is an extreemly powerful sedative in it's natural state

i dont know personally i just heard about it lol

OluwaDee said...

This coca thing, is some deep sturves o. All the best n I hope u achieve what u intend 2 achieve.

Enjoy 9ja.
Gonna miss u girl.

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Onome said...

all d best...have lots of fun girl

Afrobabe said...

wow...sounds great babes...wish I was in nigeria...would definately hook up with you...

Have fun and post some cocaine over here...on second thoughts....no thx...

maybe you can just send me the cocoa leaves...then i can make mine...lol

Beautifully.Conjured.Up said...

I just wanted to say I really enjoy your post, and I hope you have a wonderful time on your trip...can't wait to read more when you come back :)

(¯`·._.·[***Fresh&Fab***]·._.·´¯) said...

oh, sounds amazing...take care of yourself, have a safe journey and quickly come back to us.

allienicole said...

um..... that sounds INCREDIBLE!!

ugh..and my entry level job prospects are sooo insignificant compared to your exploits!!!!!! i shall live vicariously through you mama!

AlooFar said...

Ha!

I've been gone for too long.

Do have a wonderful trip.

We'll be expecting some gists ;)

Onome said...

not back yet????? waiting for some more interesting posts.........

Afrobabe said...

This abscence has taken more time than we expected...come backkkkkkkkkk