Last night following supper, the villagers split into groups to make traditional desserts. They included رز باللبن, زلابيا, بقلاوة, بيتي فور. Once all the foods were in the oven, most of the villagers went to back to their cabins. But some stayed up to try the desserts. The other villagers will try them today at snack time.
Friday was International Day for all of the Concordia Language Villages. International Day (better known as I-Day) brings together all the camps in a single location to share in a cultural exchange. First thing in the morning we went to Waldsee to a special event celebrating our 5th birthday and Waldsee’s 50th birthday. There were special guests for the celebration, notably United Nations Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management, Muhammad Shaaban, who had...
Last week when our new villagers arrived, the new faces were not our only change. We also began a new schedule. The time of all of our activities were shifted back by an hour and a half. The core reason for this was to make sure that dinner was after sunset. Here at Al-Waha we have staff and campers who are participating in the Muslim month of Ramadan.
There were a lot of things that I wasn’t able to include in the blog for the first two weeks at Al-Waha. I still want to share with you a lot of great pictures that you can ask your villager about.
For every meal a certain cabin, language group, or art group sets the tables before the meal. This group is also in charge of presenting the food (preferably in a fun/amusing manner).