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A day in my life...

I have given you a sense of my time-off, now, for my work days. They are much more routine!

The sun comes up each day at 6 a.m..   508 more words



A lot can change in a week. Last weekend, I was enjoying Bongoyo Island beach with one of my room mates. Last night she flew home to Canada, having decided, for various thoughtful reasons, that she cannot stay. 649 more words


You know you are starting to relax when you start to play.....

Other than wandering in different parts of Dar es Salaam, so far, we have tried Scottish country dancing….yes, in Dar…(it was on concrete, and proved to be a bit too much for the recovering leg…), yoga, Christmas markets (they start early here too) and going to the beach.

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Adjusting to a new way (and pace) of life

It’s week 3 in Tanzania. I am enjoying the heat (as long as I am out of the sun), the necessarily slower pace, fixing up our temporary home, the challenge of new situations, and my research: puzzle solving of a different sort. 426 more words


Academy & San Pedro

Today marks the first day of working with real, live students this summer.  No, the school year hasn’t officially started; this was at what we call “Academy.”  Earlier this summer, SJBS (my school) and SMBS (the other nearby school BECA partners with) students both had the chance to attend summer camp run by month-long volunteers.   1,082 more words


Home, Sweet Home!

I’ve officially moved into my more permanent residence for the rest of the year.  I’m in “Flag-partment,” one of the three sets of rooms on the third floor of a building in the center of town.   729 more words


Greetings from Cofradía!

Hi everyone! I am writing to you from the comfort of the cutest air conditioned coffee shop in all of Cofradía. That grand title is, of course, only based on my limited time here, which outside of two years ago, has amounted to almost exactly 3 full days (with Monday having been a full day of travel). 1,203 more words