Though I had gone abroad several times in college, my post-graduation summer trip to Africa was my first trip abroad without being accompanied by an organization, my school, or my family. Instead, I skipped town with a dear friend of mine for a ten-week adventure through Egypt, Kenya, and Tanzania. As if getting accustomed to bathing in a bucket and peeing in a hole in the ground (descriptively known as a ‘squat toilet’) weren’t enough of a learning experience, I also acquired bargaining skills. Okay okay, so maybe bargaining is more aptly applied to situations where one is bargaining for souvenirs. Perhaps it is more articulate of me to say that I learned the importance of begging. (more…)
Archive for Tanzania
I could post a sunset photo every Monday and never tire of them. But the reason I posted this photo from Kendwa on the coast of Zanzibar is because it reminds me of warm weather and the beach. I’m sick of running in this cold weather and dreaming of shorts and bad tan lines! Who’s with me?