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A quick update

TANZANIA | Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | Views [180] | Comments [3]

Well, my time here has certainly flown by. As hard as it is for me to believe, I have now completed my volunteer service with the Global Service Corps. But my heart for the people here will continue throughout my lifetime. I look forward to the next ... Read more >


TANZANIA | Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | Views [197]

This whole blogging thing has clearly been much more difficult than I anticipated. Though I do manage to find ways to access internet here and there, I have been so busy during daylight hours that I have found little time to actually post. That and I ... Read more >

Why I am here

TANZANIA | Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | Views [168] | Comments [3]

I think it is about time I provide some updates about what exactly it is I am doing here. Well, these last three weeks I have served as a teacher (or mwanafunzi). The first two weeks I had a group of 22 students, girls and boys, between the ages of about ... Read more >

Ways my life is different

TANZANIA | Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | Views [204] | Comments [2]

1. I eat a LOT of food everyday and yet still constantly feel hungry. (Most foods eaten are white, i.e. white rice, white bread, white ugali. Yep, that about covers it). And I am grateful every day that I do not eat meat - there is nothing visually appealing ... Read more >

A little uneasy in my new setting

TANZANIA | Sunday, 8 Jun 2008 | Views [205] | Comments [1]

One week has passed since my last entry, and I don't know where to start. I am learning a lot each day, both about what I will be doing in the upcoming weeks, as well as the culture and people here. It is a lot to take in all at once. As excited as I ... Read more >

Weekend in Arusha, Tanzania

TANZANIA | Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 | Views [264] | Comments [3]

Being brand new to this country, this culture, this continent, leaves me feeling like I am a sponge trying to soak up as much as I can in a day. Even though I have only had three full days to explore this town, the experiences I've had exceed what I ... Read more >

A safe arrival

TANZANIA | Saturday, 31 May 2008 | Views [253] | Comments [2]

After more than 26 hours of traveling, I have finally arrived in Arusha, Tanzania. At first, I was not so sure about what I had gotten myself into. I arrived at a dark hostel, with guard dogs, and several men standing around who did not speak any English.... Read more >

A Heartfelt Thanks

TANZANIA | Tuesday, 27 May 2008 | Views [344]

During the time I have been dreaming of and planning my trip, I have been touched by the amount of support and encouragement I have received. Daily, I think to myself how fortunate I am not only to have this opportunity, but to have the ongoing support ... Read more >

Africa here I come!

USA | Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | Views [216] | Comments [1]

To my dear friends and family, In an attempt to keep you abreast of my experiences and adventures while volunteering/traveling in Africa, I have created this page! For someone who is aversive to most things technology related (email, cell phones, camera's, ... Read more >

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