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East Africa, Fall 2012

September 1 - December 20, 2012

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Cooking With Mama Maggie
February 7, 2013

Welcome one an all to the ultimate culinary experience. Mama Maggie, your host, will be here shortly. Please remember to greet her with the customary yell, "Ahhhheyeeeyeeeyeeee!!!" Again we will be doing an introductory course on how to make chapati, so please pay special attention to the ingredients and methods she uses. Today we will be working with flour, salt, and hot water (Mama Maggie's favorite). (more...)

tags: Culture, Education

location: Arusha, Arusha, Tanzania, Arusha, Tanzania, Tanzania

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It Takes a Village to Raise a Sarah
February 7, 2013

During the three night home stay with the Maasai, I had a very unique experience, not only did I get to participate in the daily routine of a Maasai women, I also had a few unexpected surprises as well.  My home stay started out just like all the others, the "mamas" came to pick us up from campsite singing together as the group lined up in front of them holding walking sticks waiting to be chosen. (more...)

tags: Language, Culture, Gender

location: Arusha, Tanzania, Tanzania

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The Race
February 7, 2013

The race began without a moments delay; no sooner did the official’s final words slip off the tip of his tongue, the racers shot out of the gate. Nobody looked back to see who they were beating, the only thing on their minds was getting to that finish line as fast as possible. No obstacle was too big to achieve the ultimate goal of finding their way home.

On October 2nd the group had the privilege to see Green Sea Turtles hatch at Friends of Maziwe on the coast of Pemba Abwe. (more...)

tags: Environment, Education

location: Itanderu, Tanga, Tanzania, Tanga, Tanzania, Tanzania

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Eastern Hospitality
November 22, 2012

Eastern HospitalityOne of our final assignments on the trip was a survey based research project in the small village of Olasiti near Arusha. We each picked our topic of interest, were paired up with our translators, and before we knew it were writing a questionnaire. Days rushed by as we preformed background research and prepared our study for its impending implementation. Time slowed down, as it always has, when we finally reached our home stay. (more...)

tags: Culture, Environment

location: Arusha, Arusha, Tanzania, Arusha, Tanzania, Tanzania

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My host family in Olasiti
November 22, 2012

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tags: Culture, Environment

location: Arusha, Tanzania, Tanzania

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Mama Kasanga
November 21, 2012

“Unasikia njaa?” asks Mama Kasanga, as she does every time we begin preparing a meal, as if ascertaining my level of hunger will determine the speed at which she turns the ugali. “Kidogo”, I respond, as I do every time she asks me. It’s the only acceptable answer. I really feel no hunger at all since at every meal time I am forced to sit at the table until I consume a large mass of food, much like a stubborn child told to finish her peas. (more...)

tags: Language, Culture, Gender

location: Rift Valley, Kenya, Kenya

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Maggie
November 7, 2012

Mama Maggie: Mother, wife, guide, chef to presidents, bushwoman, caregiver, friend.

tags: Culture, Gender

location: Arusha, Tanzania, Tanzania

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Acting out animals
November 4, 2012

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tags: Language, Culture

location: Arusha, Tanzania, Tanzania

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African women are my heros
November 3, 2012

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tags: Culture, Gender

location: Arusha, Tanzania, Tanzania

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Gender Roles
November 3, 2012

Life of a Maasai man is tough stuff. You have the important responsibility of feeding the family by ensuring that the cattle are properly herded, fed, and taken care of. Often, with only one morning meal in your belly, you have to walk long distances without water from sunup till sundown. In the dry season, you may even have to migrate your entire herd and form temporary bomas away from your family in your search for water and grazing areas. (more...)

tags: Culture, Gender

location: Manyara, Tanzania, Tanzania

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Q&A with the Hadza
October 25, 2012

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tags: Culture

location: Dodoma, Tanzania, Tanzania

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Hope
October 25, 2012

Hope: Tanzanian, fierce office manager, wife, guide, teacher, friend.

tags: Culture, Gender

location: Singida, Tanzania, Tanzania

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Baboons
October 19, 2012

The Land Rover creeps along, patiently following a harem of impala on their journey to the watering hole.  One male, his horns distinguishing him from the swarm of white backsides painted with two vertical black stripes, confidently guides his females to sip and relax by the cool, refreshing spring. (more...)

tags: Environment

location: Manyara, Tanzania, Tanzania

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Reactions to Covering in Zanzibar and Pemba
September 24, 2012

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tags: Culture, Gender, Religion

location: Zanzibar South and Central, Tanzania, Tanzania

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Msuka
September 24, 2012

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tags: Culture

location: Chake Chake, Pemba South, Tanzania, Pemba South, Tanzania, Tanzania

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Chakula, or Swahili for Food
September 9, 2012

The best part of exploring a new culture is learning about the food. What people eat and how they make it consumes me. Prior to leaving Portland, more than a few people asked, "What kind of food do they eat?" I had some assumptions, for sure, (heavy on the starches and meat), but I had no idea what to really expect. I was certainly looking forward to finding out. 

Well, I was not disappointed on so many levels. My photos often consist of the foods I've enjoyed eating and making. (more...)

tags: Language, Culture, Gender

location: Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya, Nairobi Area, Kenya, Kenya

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Escarpment into Rift Valley
September 5, 2012

We love LC! Our first excursion in Kenya, we traveled to Nakuru from Nairobi. On the way, we stopped in the hills overlooking the Rift Valley at a roadside curio stand. It was also our first experience with the Kenyan grilled corn.

tags: Environment, History

location: Uplands, Central, Kenya, Central, Kenya, Kenya

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