I fell in a hole. These things happen here. There are lots of holes in the ground. My street just got a new brick sidewalk. It looks great but there are still holes.
Luckily, I am okay.
I was approaching my house with some friends, they were walking ahead, and I could see our dog inside the gate and started to wave. Then all of a sudden I’m on the ground with a scraped knee and a bruised ego.
Falling in holes is a peace corps right of passage – one I went through last year when I fell into a drainage ditch. A clumsy person accepts these things and moves on, Peace Corps is about resilience.
We were walking home from a post-dinner walk to the castle. The typically peaceful walk to the castle was quite a different experience. The usual peaceful background from the castle also makes for a great backdrop for a political rally.