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Goodbyes

Goodbyes are never easy - i think it's even harder for our staff when we are new in a country. in sudan and bangladesh, the expats had been coming and going for eons... people were ready for it. here, we are still new and young and the staff are still a bit shocked i think by the departures. our mental health officer recently left, and she was the only one left from the 'opening' expat team. so in proper tradition, a feast was cooked (taro, coconut rice in banana leaf baskets, watermelon, pork skewers... soooooo good) and bilums were presented (bilums are traditional bags here).