Monthly archives:July 2013

Hard Times
  • Hard Times

  • Reading through my blogs from the trip 6 years ago, I realized something. It is something I have noticed from other blogs written by 1st time volunteers visiting Africa as well. There is a much more negative tone. They tend to highlight things that go wrong in[...]
If You Give A Monkey A Banana
  • If You Give A Monkey A Banana

  • If I was asked where to go for a safari based off my experiences, I would hands down say Masai Mara in Kenya over the Serengeti in Tanzania. The Serengeti is a beautiful place. The scenery is something amazing to take in. But, as far as a safari goes, it fell [...]
Coffee Coffee Coffee
  • Coffee Coffee Coffee

  • It was long before I liked the bitter taste of the brew beans laced with just a hint of sweet cream. It was long before I craved the buzz of caffeine running through my veins in order to wake me up. It was long before my daily steamy cup warmed my hands on fog[...]
The Downside
  • The Downside

  • Stella Maris - Moshi - Tanzania Two volunteers left the Tanzania project when I still had some time left. They had been there for over two months working on the library. There was a big to do about them leaving. Songs were sung, hugs were had, tears were sh[...]