Of mosques and men
The rest of this week has been going well. I started to get a little stir crazy working inside a lot, so on Thursday, I took a walk around and snapped a few more photos:
The mosque is the one that I can hear during prayers five times a day – usually starting around 5am, and spaced throughout the day from there. Besides Muslims, there are a good number of Orthodox Christians and Roman Catholics here. They all seem to exist in harmony without any religious extremism or discrimination.
My body is finally getting used to the time difference and a normal sleep pattern again. After US daylight savings last weekend, I’m 5 hours ahead of everyone in the Eastern Time zone, so don’t be alarmed if you receive emails from me at strange hours. Though I will admit that some would probably say they already received late night emails from me even before I ended up over here!
I’ve been doing a decent job of going to the gym to run and lift weights, which is also helping to adjust. I think I need some new running shoes because my knee is starting to give me some problems after getting over a pulled heel muscle a few weeks ago. Still, it feels good to exercising again!