Day 7- Party Time
Today we had our fly-in interview in the morning and then we helped Lubabalo throw a braii (barbecue) at his mother’s house in Red Location Township. I was unaware that Xhosa families are traditionally quite large so when I asked Lubabalo how many of his immediate family members would be there I was a bit surprised when he said “40”.
There is a great sense of reverence for the elders in the Xhosa culture that is very touching. When you arrive at a function like this you must first greet the family elders, it is considered a sign of disrespect if you don’t. The elders always eat first. Here are some pics from the day.
The kids here are inescapable and each one is more adorable than the next.
Jason has been shooting some behind the scenes video with his phone. You will need Quicktime to see these, just click the links below.
Continuing the trip tradition of staying open minded about food I bring you Eisbein. It is some part of a pig’s leg ( I can’t seem to get a straight answer about this). They fry it so the outside is extra crispy. It’s probably the largest amount of fat I’ve consumed in one sitting and I didn’t eat much more after this photo was taken. It tasted pretty good but did absolutely terrible things to my stomach. This was dinner last night.