Saturday, June 06, 2009

Wind!

Today in Banja Luka it has been unusually windy for here. This would probably be a normal "everyday" southeaster in Cape Town, but here it causes general panic!! I guess in Cape Town the houses are more built with the wind in mind: In my folks' house for instance all the outside doors have hooks to keep them open and it is mostly walk-through archways within the house.

Here on the other hand, there is none of that and doors slamming cause structural damage to the house!!! (Also as a side note, I will have to mention that they seriously don't like the draft/crossbreeze/promaja/propuh: here it is general panic stations if you are sitting in a draft: you will catch your death of cold/get a sore neck/ear infection, etc, etc. So having to deal with drafts in these proportions is also probably causing a lot of panic everywhere...)

1 comment:

Nicole, Graeme and Janel said...

LOL! Sometimes there's no accounting for certain cultural old wives' tales, eh? I figure that's God having a good chuckle...

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