Disclamer: Please note that my goal in this personal blog is to not create any generalizations or false assumptions about the cultures and philosophies of Tanzania. If that is the case, I would kindly ask you to contact me and let me know where my posts may have come across as insensitive or inaccurate in my perceptions of the cultures and social life here in Tanzania-Africa.
Well, first let me say that I made it! Yay! My dream is coming true as I write and I still cannot believe that I am in Africa, let alone in the beautiful city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
The first few days after my arrival were challenging both mentally, emotionally and physically. My first few interactions with the local residents, however, were extremely positive and continue to be every day as I become oriented with my social-cultural surroundings. I have never…
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