Sunday, September 19, 2010

You Know You're An American In Botswana When....

“Home” is a bag from R.E.I, Shoes from Rite Aid, a journal crushed under the tires of your youth pastor’s massive truck, and a torn Hemingway novel.

You’re the only person on your floor who keeps a constant supply of peanut butter, jelly, and whole wheat bread.

You might be the only person EVER to sport true cowboy boots on the UB campus

You can hardly pronounce your OWN Tswana name

You’re the only person who doesn’t think size 6 ½ shoes are bigger than average. (As it turns out they have a different shoe size system here, UK…oh. Little lone, every girl here has tiny feet!)


The only one who thinks its odd that Batswana police don’t carry guns, is you.

You’re one of a handful of people who consider toilet paper a basic necessity.

You’re not sure if your tan or if it’s just dirt. Yeah


You Have to explain to your professor and fellow students what the American phrase “rule of thumb” means. Even though your professor was the one that said it.

Drinking 4 to 6 Liters of water daily seems extreme, but totally necessary.


  1. Fun to read/good glimpse into the world you are living in now.:) Praying for you Krisstina.

  2. So funny Krisstina...loved it! Grandpa and Grandma