Archive for 2008

not in Africa anymore toto

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

last night while out for coffee with a friend I walked up to the counter and in my head was debating how to say hot cocoa in swahili. then I remembered that here people usually order in english… I also almost freaked out when I thought the bus was driving on the wrong side of […]

packing up and coming home

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Well it happened. Two years came to an end, and I’m looking at my last 30ish hours in Tanzania. Not going to lie, the last 3 months or so have been really tough. Or at least the first 2 months of the last 3 months – which translates into September and October. I found my […]

time time time on my hands

Friday, September 5th, 2008

with less than three months before I return to the mother land, I’ve decided to reflect on some of the things I’ve learned how to do in all my spare time without electricity, running water, or – by some accounts – sanity. 1. Bake bread.2. Bake real sour dough bread. That’s right, I ferment my […]

I’m Declaring Victory

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

Guess what that is? Broccoli and zucchini from MY GARDEN! That’s right, the chickens have been beaten! While they occasionally still break in through the chicken wire, especially the chicks who can squeeze in underneath and through small gaps that the big chickens can’t get through, they haven’t been able to come in full force […]

water water water

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

just a rough idea of how much water I use in a week: drinking and cooking: about 3 liters a day = 21 litersbathing/hand washing/etc: about 1 liter a day, plus 2 10 liter baths a week = 27 literswashing clothes: about 1 “load” a week = 20 literswashing dishes: about twice a week, 10 […]