I LOVE FOOD! Food journey in Tanzania (Part III)

I have done it! I am now hungry. Thinking of all these foods and reminiscing the decadent tastes of them all has really made my stomach rumble! The last blog took us through foods we ate in Dar es Salaam and Arusha, but mostly in Zanzibar. In retrospect I could have divided these foods per…

Ngorongoro Zebra Crossing (Part Two)

What could it be??? Aahhhh… It’s a bunch of these animals! OK, OK, Juuust kidding! It was cheetahs!! They were gorgeous! They walked right through the many trucks from one side of the road to the other! They were hunting. Our driver got word of a lion sighting, which wasn’t always easy to get, so…

Ngorongoro Zebra Crossing (Part One)

In 2010 my then 8 year old daughter and I went home to Tanzania. Besides wanting to meet more of her family, see a new place…my birth place, and trying new foods and desserts, she really wanted to go on a safari. Well, technically speaking, traveling to Tanzania was already a safari, but I knew…

Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park was undoubtedly different than Ngorongoro Crater. It was closer to Arusha, I didn’t have to prove I was born in Tanzania (as I had at the Ngorongoro rangers’ house), and this park’s residents were different. Here, we saw a dik-dik making his way from the road to a safer place. We saw…

My Suckling Babe

So… my little baby is now a whole year old. I breastfed her for her first six months of life. I couldn’t believe I still had milk, although I understood how milk production worked. Every time she would leave a satisfied customer, or I pumped more than six ounces of milk (at 5, 6 months)…

Girls: The First Teachers

Girls become women, and women are our first teachers. It is imperative that we focus on the wholesome education of girls everywhere. I am originally from Tanzania, and in May 2010 I went to Tanzania mainland & to┬áZanzibar. My intent was to visit a school my mother had spoken with me about, to see its…