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A kanga is a popular style of cloth in East Africa. It’s really just a 4 yard strip of patterned cotton cloth that has some kind of message … like a Swahili saying or proverb. I found this website that has a list of common messages (and their meanings) that you might see on a kanga. […]

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Sandi Cassidy - 3 August 2011 - 2:26 am

Wow! nice table cloth but huge kitchen!! Are all this rooms this big?? amazing for one person appartment… arrangement.

Tracy - 31 July 2011 - 2:10 pm

I love it! Thank you so much for the update on your blog site! I love all the pictures! Miss you tons!! Can’t wait to hear more about your adventures!! :-)


A co-worker invited me to her house tonight for “sundowners” (a British/South African term for happy hour around sunset). She has private access to the beach from her backyard (rough life). There were 3 other families there…the kids were having a great time in the water while the adults were having drinks and cooking on […]

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google - 30 August 2011 - 7:44 am

I liked your article is an interesting technology
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One of the best things about living in Africa is fresh fruits and vegetables which have been grown with less (usually) pesticides and chemical fertilizers. What is available varies by region of course. I was pleasantly surprised with the availability at the local market in Dar. I guess that’s a benefit of being in a […]

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Amelia - 26 July 2011 - 5:32 pm

This makes up for your “bad purchase” below! haha! the colors look so good, too!


I went to the store to purchase a few items for my new apartment. I realize that using a new currency takes some getting used too, but upon closer review of my receipt I realized I made two bad purchases. I blame it on jet lag. Small box of Clusters cereal = $6.97 Ariel Detergent (20 loads) = […]

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cissy - 25 July 2011 - 12:21 am

Love the new blog!! That detergent better work miracles!