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I actually wear my feelings about Dar on my sleeve: I really don’t like it here. As I am writing this, the power is out and only one of my three fans is spinning and keeping me cool. The heat, …

We have been really “lucky” during our entire trip to have enough money to sustain traveling. While we saved and behaved financially responsible in the months leading up to our trip, the main reason we are still on the road …

I’ve been a “travel blogger” for many years (my first was my Peace Corps’ blog, back in 2006) and have always found it cathartic. I love sharing our adventures with people in the hopes that it will inspire them to visit …

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We just returned from a great four day adventure chimp trekking in Gombe National Park (which will get it’s own dedicated blog post, I promise). We were joined by friends and fellow RTW travelers Wes and Katie from It Began …

Celebrate Good Times

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Today was the children’s last day of school before summer break. For the next month, the children and teachers will be off. The children who live at the school will wait for government money to arrive at the school, then …

 

An Adventure in Buying Airline Tickets

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I had an interesting adventure today for what would typically be a very straightforward, mundane experience: buying plane tickets. We’ve done quite a bit of flying this past year – 49 legs, to be exact – and every time purchasing the …

 

Mafia Island

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This weekend we took our first proper vacation from Dar and went to Mafia Island. Normally I try not to focus on how we got somewhere, but I think it’s important in this case. There is a ferry that you can …

 

Life at the Convent

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For the last 5 weeks, we have been living in a convent. Not metaphorically, an actual convent. With nuns and all. This has been quite a departure for us, as we’ve lived almost exclusively at hostels, guesthouses, and hotels for over a …