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Africa » Tanzania » North » Arusha October 4th 2011

Hujambo Well, where to start, coming to live here along with motherhood are two of the biggest things I have ever done in my life and both seemed to just happened to me; I therefore conclude that both were just meant to be. So I have woken up from the whirlwind of both and find myself a mother of a gorgeous 7 month old and living in the foothills of Mt Meru in a village called Ngaramtoni close to Arusha in Northern Tanzania. I miss friends, family and the UK terribly and thank God for skype and the internet but people here could not have been friendlier. My week is much like that of any mother across the globe I imagine- I operate to a 3 hour rule- if Ben has not been fed, changed or ... read more

Africa » Tanzania » North » Arusha » Ngorongoro August 14th 2011

So, I'm off home tomorrow - and for the most of you reading this I'm probably going to catch up with you properly and give you all the deets!! Zanzibar was a great break off village life, paradise- white sandy beaches, palm trees and the bright blue indian ocean! Certainly had my fill of eating over the time spent in Kendwa, topped off with lots of fresh fruit and a few cheeeeky cocktails - which were probably far too alcoholic for my own good!! We spent 3 days in Kendwa, one of which was a snorkling trip where I have never felt so seasick in my life....Emma was actually sick... but having a swim and looking down at all the fishes and coral below was pretty! And then we got stung by several jelly fish....JOY!! This ... read more

Africa » Tanzania » North » Arusha » Ngorongoro August 9th 2011

Next morning we got up early, had our free brekky then got a cab to the bus terminal to get a bus to Moshi. Dario told me to stay in the car which I was very happy to do since we were bombarded with touts, and im so over touts! He went off to look at the buses and buy the tickets, they tried to charge us 38000 each, when the ticket itself says 25000 so we paid 25000 for Fresh Coach (we had never heard of them, and had been planning on taking Dar Express, but the next one wasn’t for hours), and it was comfy enough. We only broke down once, and only for about 10 mins very close to Moshi. We got a taxi to our hotel called Twiga Home, just outside the ... read more
giraffe bending over to drink
elephants get close in Manyara!
John, Dario and Benson

Africa » Tanzania » North » Arusha July 26th 2011

Haven't blogged for awhile since really haven't had much to write about. Today. left at my usual time to catch the daladala (mini bus) for work (7:00 am) and thought it a bit odd not see any on the street. Waited for about 10 minutes when was told the daladala drivers are on strike today. Really no way to get to work since it is betwenn 45-75 minute ride to the hospice so walked back to house. Texted work to let them no I could not make it and decided I would go to the Rwanda genocide hearings today. There is a building in Arusha dedicated to the hearings and have been wanting to go. so perfect day since the hearings are only on Monday-Thursday. It is about brisk 30 minute walk to the hearing center. ... read more

Africa » Tanzania » North » Arusha » Ngorongoro July 18th 2011

Ok, so an update, for practically the last month. I have my excuses. I havent been near a computer for a while...also apologies for the lack of apostrophies....i cant find them on this exotic tanzanian keyboard. So I guess, there is a lot to update you with. We finished pre field training at Peacehouse, splitting up into practise teaching groups to work out how we were going to teach various groups of people..... village elders, school kids etc etc. Finally we got split into our REAL teaching groups for the villages. MARUVANGO is my village, i have a group with 6 other volunteers, 3 other americans and myself, as well as two teaching partners.... We moved to the ward of Leguruki - and moved into our homestays.... Baba Marco is my dad, he is a farmer, ... read more

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Africa » Tanzania » North » Arusha July 9th 2011

Idag var vi ude og se slanger og ride på kameler. Vi så en giftig slange. Det var en sort mamba. den store sorte mamba kan finde på at følge efter cyklister. Den er meget farlig. Vi fik også lov at holde slanger de var ikke store eller farlige. Vi så maasaier og deres huse. Sejt. Mor kunne ikke lide slangerne. Vi fik lov at ride på nogle kameler. Christopher... read more
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Africa » Tanzania » North » Arusha July 8th 2011

Idag var vi ude og køre cross i den dejlige varme afrikanske natur hos Per Bjerre - og det var en fed oplevelse. Flere styrtede, men ikke mig:) Per var meget sej til at køre, og han kunne springe 30 meter med crosseren. Der var nogle seje, og sjove flyvhop. Vi kørte i rigtig lang tid, og det var mega sejt. Jeg kunne dog ikke hoppe 30 meter som Per, men klarede fint de små flyvhop. De havde også nogle søde hunde, en af dem havde lige fået hvalpe. Jonathan Efter en spændende eftermiddag med crosserne gik vi hen til en meget god ven af familien - Jingu, som vi voksede op sammen med på Sanjaranda. Han havde fået bygget sig og sin familie et nyt hus i et rigtigt flot område. Vi spiste sammen med ... read more
Supercross!
Jingu og Torsten
Hvalpe

Africa » Tanzania » North » Arusha July 7th 2011

Endnu en oplevelsesrig dag for os alle - endnu en dag, hvor vi alle blev rørt af arbejdet, som Tabitha og Torkild Jensen gør blandt Tanzanias børn og fattigste. Vi var i igår med på børnekampagne i Maroroni, lige nordøst for Arusha med Torkild og team. En smuk tur derud der gik tæt på Kilimanjaro og Tanzanias næsthøjeste bjerg Meru, og en tur hvor alle fik øvet dagens swahiligloser. Og idag var der forøget pres på, da vi alle (begge familier) skulle medvirke på dagens børnemøde. Maroroni er en lille landsby, men alligevel dukkede mere end 300 børn, plus mange voksne frem ud af "ingenting", da musikken begyndte at spille kl. 16.00. Efter fem lokale børnekor/duetter og dansegrupper var det familien Hagen, Conrad plus onkel Allan der alle sang danske/norske sange og lavede et dramastykke. Alle ... read more
Onkel Allan
Issa - vores ven og chauffør!
Vi øver!

Africa » Tanzania » North » Arusha July 6th 2011

Wow, hvilken gæstfrihed der har mødt os her i Arusha. Tabitha har taget imod os alle med vidt åbne arme og gryder:) Torkild og Tabitha har været i Tanzania i 24 år og i alle årene bevaret fokus på at arbejde med Tanzanias børn. Idag var vi med i Arushas slumkvarter og se noget af arbejdet - besøget blev planlagt i løbet af få timer, og vi kom først på besøg i en børnehave for byens fattigste. Alle voksne og børn blev vi dybt rørt over mødet med disse børn i alderen 3-7 år. De sang for os, vi sang for dem, og Hagen og Conrad familierne dramatiserede en enkelt bibelhistorie - den om, at Jesus brugte en drengs fem brød og to fisk til at brødføde mere end 5000 mænd, plus kvinder og børn. Om ... read more
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Børnehave i Arushas slum.

Africa » Tanzania » North » Arusha July 5th 2011

Efter nogle meget skønne dage i Mombasa var turen kommet til at skulle videre. Vi havde aftalt at tage afsted med to lokale taxier kl. 4.30 om morgenen. Natten op til gik med at bekymre os om beslutningen nu også var den rigtige, da vi skulle igennem en frygtet skov, mens det endnu var mørkt. Så efter få timers søvn stod vi op, bad og sattte os i bilerne og kørte mod Tanzanias grænse - Taveta. Morgenmaden blev nydt efter et par timer, i byen Voi, på en lokal restaurant - vi fik mandazi, samosa, chai og chapati. De sidste 120 km (3.5 timer) mod grænsen var på meget dårlig vej, men heldigvis var vejen grænsende op til flere dyreparker, så vi stødte på flere elefantflokke (men kunne dog ikke finde kameraet i bilen lige da ... read more
Eating in VOI!
God energi!
Godt på vej!




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