I just heard from both Ms. Lottie and Brendie in regards to their safety, and they are both safe. I posted a map of their country, and their flag on a previous post.The quake did not affect them. They are both further north. Glad to hear from both of them. It is so nice having friends across the globe. I'll never travel to other parts of the world, so I can visit it through the eyes of my blogger friends. That is one of the great things about blogging.
I had an exchange student for 4 weeks during the summer of 89, and I thought that was a great way to learn about the world, and even though I enjoyed it tremendously, I think this is a better way to learn of the life and ways of folks in other countries.