21 June 2010
Hey everyone! I've been in Tanzania since Wednesday night, and I'm having such a blast so far! A group of 40 Health and Environment volunteers are in a hostel for a week, and we've had a few crash course Swahili lessons to prepare us for living with our host families next week. This past weekend we went to Dar es Salaam, bought a few tangas (pieces of beautiful fabric about the size of a towel that the women wear here) and wandered around through the markets. There were so many people in such a small area! The place smelled very intensely, like spices and food, and so much more. I'm signing off for awhile though, because I'll be heading over to my host family and I don't believe they'll have electricity. If they do, I'll try to post, but otherwise, I'll have to let you all know how things go as soon as I get access to the internet. Talk to you soon!!