August 15, 2009

The Wedding

Well, I have just returned from spending 7 hours attending a Mozambican wedding. We were invited because we have known Manuel (the groom) since he was a kid at an orphanage that we worked at back in 1997.He is now 23. His new wife, Laurinda, is someone he met at church. She is 19 years old and comes from a bush area a couple of hours from here. It was quite the cultural learning experience. Quite different yet still quite the same. For now here are some photos for you to enjoy. (Interesting difference: It is difficult to get photos of them smiling because culturally they are supposed to be sad because they are leaving their families.)

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