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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 …

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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 …

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For this week, I thought I would highlight Buguruni School of the Deaf. Every time I go to the school, the day starts with an adventurous walk. From the convent to the school by the main road is about 30 …

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We’ve now been in Dar for almost 4 weeks, which is hard to believe. Our days have actually gone by reasonably fast, as me and Sara are both working full-time during the day. Life at the convent is pretty comfortable, …

Adventures Along The Garden Route

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After a great day kayaking and hiking around Plettenberg Bay, we drove towards our stop for the night, Mossel Bay. Along the way, we drove over some beautiful mountains into the sunset, which made for some great vistas (unfortunately we …

 

Working in Tanzania

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As some of you know, I am working with a NGO, Sound Seekers, in Tanzania. They are an organization dedicated to helping people with hearing loss in the developing world in partnership with local organizations. I met most of the …

 

First Impressions of Dar Es Salaam

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Dar Es Salaam, the biggest city in Tanzania, is our home until Christmas time. We’ve been here two weeks now, and I wanted to share some our first impressions about the city. As a disclaimer, a lot of these will …

 

Driving on the Left, Robberg, and Plettenberg Bay

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While the first half of our trip was safaris and city, the second half was a relaxing drive across the southern coast of the western cape, in an area called the Garden Route. This was actually only the second country …