Oct. 10th, 2014 07:24 pm
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I am going to Namibia tomorrow! It's with Finnish Library Association, as Finland, Namibia and Tanzania's libraries have a...whatyoucallit, collaboration, where Namibians and Tanzanians take example from Finnish libraries, to say it simply. It's named Libraries for Development. I am so exited! I was four and half when I was in Namibia last time, I am so excited to see if I remember any of the places. We are visiting at least seven libraries, and I requested donations from different publishers and bookshops to donate them. I got several, that many that my bags are full and there are still four plastic bags with books in them. Tomorrow on the airport we will try to fit them to other people's bags in our group...

It will be a long journey too as we will first fly to London, from there to Johannesburg and from there to Windhoek. I am basically going to spend over 24 hours in planes and airports... I'll get back from there on 22nd October.


My thoughts are so jumbled, I don't know what to write...

Date: 2014-10-10 11:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Have a safe trip and enjoy Namibia!

Date: 2014-10-10 11:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That sounds like so much fun and very interesting.

Have a great time!

Date: 2014-10-11 04:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Have a wonderful and safe time. That's a wonderful thing to be doing.

Speaking of books and Finland, I got a graphic novel from Finland today (translated naturally). It's pretty darn good so far.

Date: 2014-10-11 05:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well, it seems to be a mix up for words Perkele and Kerberos, Kerberos is the three-headed dog of Hades in Greek mythology, but perkele is a finnish cussword. It's also the name of satan, but before christianity it was also an alternative name of Ukko, the chief god in finnish old religion.

Date: 2014-10-11 02:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
haha you nailed it. I got to the part in the book where they were going for Kerberos but miss spelled it. The English version doesn't mention Perkele's connection (probably figured we wouldn't get it). Satan makes sense since it's one of those death metal bands.

Now I have to go look up Ukko

Date: 2014-10-11 06:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Have a great trip.  And be safe.  I hope you tell us all about it when you can.

Edited Date: 2014-10-11 06:41 am (UTC)

Date: 2014-10-11 10:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
best of luck, I hope you have lotsa fun~!!!


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