I was speaking to a sparkly-eyed minifriend today, discussing summer trips she was taking with family. She is going to Somaly (minifriend speak for Somalia), and Rome for a day. She also mentioned something about Africa.
I ask: "Oh, are you going to Africa, too?"
Response: "Africa? Noooo! It's toooooo risky."
The look she gave me as she said it was "And to think you're the teacher..." Pfft.
Apparently I need to get out the atlas and start putting more stamps in my passport.