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May 2015

Mpira (Kiswahili for Soccer)
On: May 22, 2015
By: Laura Vaughan

Sam and Reid wanted to learn real “Tanzanian” soccer while we were in Moshi. Made sense. Ok, why not? Our life at home was totally over-subscribed with sports, tutors, clubs, etc, so why shouldn’t we apply the same recipe of enrichment in East Africa? Maybe this time we could dial it back and get the […]

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Rain & Bugs
On: May 14, 2015
By: Laura Vaughan

In contrast to the “will-this-never-end” heat throughout January and February in Moshi, March through May is wet and green. The brownish-red volcanic dirt is covered with grass and flowers almost overnight from the rains. Mount Kilimanjaro occasionally pokes its snow-covered head out from behind the clouds, but doesn’t come out again to play until June. […]

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Fishing on Lake Victoria
On: May 14, 2015
By: Laura Vaughan
In: Blog

On a sunny Friday morning in April, we left school early and flew from Kilimanjaro airport to Mwanza to spend the weekend at Lake Victoria. It was a one-hour flight that saved eight hours of driving across the Serengeti, and so we were excited when Fastjet had an airfare sale and we could buy tickets […]

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