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  Bongoyo Island is a small, uninhabited island off the coast of Dar. It has a beautiful beach and a forest you can hike through. If you have your own boat you can get there in about 10 minutes. If not, you can pay 15,000 shillings (about $10) to ride a ferry over there that…

Africa, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Travels

Bongoyo Island

As blogland and Pinterest are bursting with the news of Autumn’s arrival, Dar es Salaam is beginning to see its first signs of Spring. There might not be any noticeable changes in outfits or weather, but if I look outside I can see my plumeria and African tulip trees are blooming again after a mostly-bare…

Africa, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Karibu, Spring

I decided to take my own advice and take pictures of some of the signs and billboards here. They’re all quite interesting to me, especially after living in a place where billboards are illegal for so long (Hawaii). There are probably better ones I could snap pictures of, but I alway seem to miss them.…

Africa, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Around Dar: Signs and Billboards

The Village Museum is unlike any museum I have ever visited. It is entirely outdoors, and it consists of about 20 different huts, representing traditional housing from all the different ethnic groups that can be found in Tanzania. Their motto is “Where you can see Tanzania in one day.” What’s cool about this museum is…

Africa, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Things to do in Dar

Around Dar: The Village Museum

Today’s prompt for the Blog Every Day in May Challenge is “just pictures.” I planned on posting “just” the pictures from our little hike last Sunday, but decided they were worth an explanation. A while back shared some photos from atop the Sea Cliffs at Coco Beach. Well, last Sunday it was very low tide…

Africa, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Sea Caves at Low Tide

  Last weekend, my friend Cho took me to volunteer at Tanzania Dail Babfor, a Korean organization that works to feed hungry children worldwide. We drove to Tegeta, a place where both adults and children work in the quarry to mine shale. This particular volunteer opportunity was interesting for me because I was able to take…

Africa, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Babfor

  Last weekend, my friend Cho took me to volunteer at Tanzania Dail Babfor, a Korean organization that works to feed hungry children worldwide. We drove to Tegeta, a place where both adults and children work in the quarry to mine shale. This particular volunteer opportunity was interesting for me because I was able to take…

Africa, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Babfor