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North America » United States » Minnesota » Minneapolis June 17th 2018

I honestly would recommend anyone who has never traveled or may have but not have done traveling enough to satisfy their happiness. I would like to say do it not later or anything. You would regret if you have waited to travel later. But if a job and time off is not enough to support your wanderlust, then consider doing Travel Nurse and Travel Therapy. Why should anyone do it ? I can ask myself this question all day. Here are the benefits of doing it. 1.Free Housing-There is no such thing as free housing but when you are a travel nurse or therapist, you would consider be lucky enough to get it. It allows you to travel with a peace of mind without having to worrying about paying the bills, etc. 2.More time off and ... read more

North America » United States » Minnesota » Minneapolis January 25th 2018

Team ETI is headed to Tanzania today. This time our goals are 3-fold: 1. Bask in the glow of the KARUCO Dedication (Oct 2017 with ten present from Team ETI); 2. Get updates on Karagwe University College - KARUCO; and 3. Moving the Rural Opportunity Center (KARUCO extension) concept forward. The team this time is Jan Hansen of ETI (me) and Bruce Engel of BURO Engel Architects (NY). Bruce and I will meet in Amsterdam and fly together to Tanzania. I look forward to introducing Bruce to our partners in Tanzania - the ELCT and to help put a face on the KARUCO project. Bruce was the architect largely responsible for the design and function of the Women's Opportunity Centers in Rwanda just a short distance from Karagwe (although difficult to reach by ground transport due ... read more
Delta/KLM to Tanzania

Hi Everyone Our last couple of days in Minniapolis we spent looking around downtown,and took some photos from a 15 floor Comdiminium building,some great views,went to a Jamaican restaraunt that night with Judy's brother and wife morning had a lovely indoor swim,great start to day.Judy and I got dropped off at the Mall of America,whilst the guys went to do their shopping,in this mall they have a theme park and much more. Judy and Reuben dropped us off T the airport for a 815pm flight to New York,but later to find Delta cancelled our flight due to mechanical problems,they put us up at the Crown Plaza overnight and flew out early next day,it was exciting to see Ruth and David And we all talked non stop to catch up ,we did a quick visit to ... read more

Hi Everyone We safely have arrived in America after travelling nearly 24 hours,our friends were there to pick us up,we hit the sack early,and we feel somewhat more refreshed this morning.we stayed at the Holiday inn Plus and they upgraded our room in it was a lovely spa bath which we thourougly enjoyed. This morning Judy and Rebuen took us to Minnesota State capital building,which was very impressive,lots of murals and paintings,quite a few of the Civil war,lots of large sky lights and stained cost 4 million dollars to build 2 centuries ago .the building from 2013 to 2017 was restored costing 310 million dollars its very impressive. We are on our way to Judy and Reuben's farm which is 5 hours away North,so we drove to a place called Duluth which was 2 hours ... read more

North America » United States » Minnesota » Minneapolis December 31st 2016

This trip begins with the end to another. Alex and I have finished an excursion visiting his family for the holidays in Oklahoma and just now mine in Minnesota/Wisconsin. We left late New Years Eve to fly from the Minneapolis St Paul airport with my parents kindly opting to listen to the Wild hockey game instead of watching to prevent a hefty Uber cost. After dropping us off, Alex and I went to check in to our Cancun flight through Spirit that gave us a nice overnight layover in Dallas Fort Worth for the night. When buying the tickets, boy was I proud of myself - getting 2 flights for the price of 1! Not only did we get to not pay for the cost of a direct flight back to DFW from MSP, but we ... read more

North America » United States » Minnesota » Minneapolis November 17th 2016 All donations up to 2K are matched in November thanks to the Julie E. Oswald Family Trust. Be part of the story and help bring water, nutrition, health and education to developing communities.... read more

Bonjour à tous, Excellente nuit, la chambre superbe. Hier au soir je ne voulais pas reprendre la voiture pour trouver un resto, je suis allé dans celui de l'hôtel. Mais là rien à voir avec la qualité de l'hôtel. Mon steak correct sans plus. Une seule serveuse, mais elle valais le coup d'œil. La cinquantaine, un short ultra court, et impossible de faire plus moulant. Cerise sur le gâteau de grandes bottes à poils. "incredible" J'aurais eu honte de faire une photo. Plus pute que ça tu meurs. Je n'ai même pas fait l'effort de comprendre sa conversation. Une horreur. Ce matin départ à 8 h la route, une 4 voies genre autoroute, entre Wausau et Minneapolis, ce n'est qu'une ligne droite et elle est à une limite de 70 MH (115 kh) ce qui est ... read more
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Even though I'm 4 days late, I'm starting at the beginning. Do, here goes: The flight to Minneapolis was fine, if you remember to forget that originally you were scheduled to leave RSW at 8:20 but American decided to cancel and change departure to 6:20, thereby necessitating a 4 a.m. wake-up call. However, the call of the Mall of America beconed, so I rejoiced about the fact that I could shop tax-free for 1 1/2 days. Fun time at the Mall, loved the roller coaster ride, too. Then the fun stopped as we dragged our bags back to the airport, onto a tram which took us to the bus for a 2 1/2 hour ride to Forest City. When we finally arrived we were assigned our RV, number 311. We knew that had to be good ... read more

North America » United States » Minnesota » Minneapolis January 21st 2016

We're off! The 'two from Minnesota' are headed to Karagwe. Bags checked, playlists loaded, and farewells made. And don't forget the chapstick. We begin the lengthy trip that always unfolds in predictable and unexpected ways. We tend to meet good-hearted folks on the plane: some who work in Europe or beyond; others visiting family or embarking on a long-planned trip. For me and ETI, this is always a rich time to get to know our travel partner(s) and go over our hopes and goals for the trip. I know you have all memorized the goals of the ETI trip but here they are again for your review: The Educate Tanzania Inc (ETI) team will: · assess progress and articulate plan for KARUCO opening in 10.2016" · collect baseline data for KARUCO impact study. · assess progress ... read more

North America » United States » Minnesota » Minneapolis January 18th 2016

Join us virtually – as ETI and UMN head to Karagwe, Tanzania January 21 – 31, 2016 Jan 21 - DEP to Tanzania (via Amsterdam & Uganda) Jan 22 - ARR - Entebbe, Uganda Jan 23 - ARR - Kayanga, Tanzania Jan 24 - Church & Planning Jan 25 - Jan 29 - ETI/KAD Summit; ETI/UMN Baseline Data Collection REAS Agricultural Team from Sweden joins us in Karagwe Jan 30 - DEP Entebbe, Uganda Jan 31 - ARR MSP Jan Hansen (ETI) and Chris Johnstone (UMN) will do their best to blog and keep the ETI family informed of the latest adventures en route to and in Karagwe. And depending upon connection capabilities we may even be able to upload photos. If you have been following us for a while, you know that at times ... read more

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