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One of the things Zanzibar is known for are beautifully carved wooden doors. These doors were the first thing I noticed the first time I walked around Stone Town (the main city of Zanzibar). They are a reflection of the past (and present) Arab and Indian influence on the island. Most of the doors date back […]

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Yonas - 6 October 2011 - 5:00 pm

Our tour guide and other people in Stone Town told us the chain represent slave trade. A descret way to let buyers know the house/compound is in the business of marketing slaves.


I had the opportunity to go scuba diving this week in Mnemba, an atoll and marine park off the coast of Zanzibar. I’ve never seen such crystal blue water. Visibility down below was incredible … the current very strong … and the coral and undersea life very colorful and healthy (according to my marine biologist […]

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MJ - 3 October 2011 - 8:19 am

Absolutely!!!! I would love to come visit you in Bali and do some diving there.

Cissy - 3 October 2011 - 7:57 am

SO cool! I am jealous.. we need to go diving together someday in Asia or Africa!

MJ - 29 September 2011 - 5:29 am

I am soooooo coming to Philippines to go diving … for pearls!!! Ha :)

Jenny - 28 September 2011 - 10:18 pm

Looks amazing. I can’t wait to get certified. You should come dive with us in the Philippines. Keep up the blogging – I love reading it!


I was in a retail shop a couple weeks ago discussing the movement of PSI products with the owner. He asked why we stopped selling mosquito net treatment solution. He said it was an excellent product that people really liked because it was great as a pesticide in the farm. I told him that perhaps the […]

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Fred - 29 September 2011 - 4:44 pm

The donor’s might not dig it but i think that seeing condoms in public space even if just as decoration could have an effect on how condoms are seen in talked about in public space.

It’s like in this country in the late 80’s and early 90’s HipHop groups we making songs about using condoms and putting them in the music videos..i think it was making a difference. Unfortunately, the music industry shifted their focus from those types of awareness raising songs and videos to a more nihilistic, marteialistic and hypersexual content and financially rewarding artist who produced that content.

Anyway, i guess my overall point is, even if the products are not being used as intended does not necessarily mean it is not affecting behavior change or making an impact in the desired population.

Herbert Leslie - 26 September 2011 - 12:46 pm

This is all so cool and so interesting – not aure we are accessing properly or if you get our response. . . hope so …miss you …. love you….GD and Ferris