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December 12th, 2009 by · 7 Comments · Africa, Tanzania

For those who don’t know, I have a minor obsession with the rhinoceros and from our back porch I can see the Ngorongoro Crater, which is full of them. For weeks I’ve stared at it’s rim over morning tea and evening beers. Naturally, I needed to look inside. Tourism in Tanzania is very expensive. It […]

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Tanzanian Sunrise in Karatu

December 4th, 2009 by · 5 Comments · Africa, Tanzania

Jay rustles just as dawn breaks and when I look up, he kisses my cheek, whispering its still early. I drift asleep as he pulls the door closed; the still morning begins to stir with crickets and song birds. Jay strolls the grounds, camera in hand until young Jomo breaks his silence. The two walk […]

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Kendwa Rocks

November 25th, 2009 by · 5 Comments · Africa, Tanzania

Heeding the advice of fellow travelers, we take a bus to the North of Zanzibar, seeking tranquil beaches and unrelenting sunshine. Kendwa Rocks becomes our new home. The ocean beautiful, covered in fine white sand, sea shades of light green to dark blues disappear behind the horizon. A boy standing in his dugout canoes drudges […]

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Two Weeks on Zanzibar’s Archipelego

November 24th, 2009 by · 1 Comment · Africa, Tanzania

The sun is directly overhead as we ferry along the equator from Dar El Salaam to Zanzibar. Ancient wooden dhous sail on our wake, reeling in full nets for the fish market. The slow ferry saves us money, so we climb aboard claiming two seats, in the shade no less, and wedge between local Tanzanians. […]

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Back in the Classroom

November 23rd, 2009 by · 1 Comment · Africa, Tanzania

I have always been an impatient, fidgety student with daydreams unconducive to the classroom, yet here I sit, in the classroom. Swahili holds greetings in high esteem and as we sit in the children’s chairs in this one room schoolroom, our teacher, Mwana, fires greeting after greeting at us so we fluidly respond and return […]

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