Category Archives: First Impressions

First impressions and Day 1 & 2 at school

First Impressions   (FYI, this is round two of this blog post, I hope it works out this time.)   Jambo!    We made it! It is the end of day one here at Arusha. It was crazy! I’m gonna … Continue reading

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First Impressions

In the short time that I have spent here in Tanzania I have learned so much and my heart has been so happy.  I think it has finally started to sink that I am really here and that this all … Continue reading

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Jambo!

Jambo from Arusha, Tanzania! This has been an amazing trip so far and it just keeps getting better and better! I have so many positive impressions of the African people, food, and the school system from my experiences here so … Continue reading

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Dala dala piki piki moa moa!

I love the daladala. I have no idea why. I shouldn’t. The idea of sitting on a teeny cramped bus with 12 or 15 people with a guy hanging out the window looking for other riders doesn’t exactly sound appealing … Continue reading

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First Impressions

Tanzania has blown me away. Before arriving I really had no idea what to expect. All of the pictures of Africa that I had seen were of places like the Serengeti or villages like that of the Masai, but never … Continue reading

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First Impressions – Arusha School

When we first got to the school, I was so excited, especially seeing all the little children walking on the way. The youngest students were in their classrooms and as we walked by, they shouted “Hello!” and waved through the … Continue reading

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First Impressions

This trip has involved more first impressions than I ever thought possible. I have never left the continent, have never been on a plane for more than 4 hours, have never visited a foreign city, and have certainly never been … Continue reading

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Karibu kwa Afrika!

Today we were welcomed to Africa, and it was beautiful… I LOVE IT, I can’t even. We woke up to the view of beautiful palm and other wonderfully tropical trees and some interesting noises from birds. We had omelets, homemade … Continue reading

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Downtown

A city is a city no matter what country you’re in. I’ve never been a huge fan, they kind of break my heart. There are still the fine dressed who ignore the beggars with missing limbs, fancy shops and holes … Continue reading

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Home, Sweet Home

I can’t believe that we finally made it! After an 18 hour trip we are officially in Arusha! We saw the sun set twice in 24 hours–I don’t know why but that blew my mind. I felt like a time … Continue reading

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