Monthly Archives: December 2012

From Not so Good Start into Aikido Heaven

My flights from Dar Es Salaam via Nairobi to Addis Ababa were comfortable and uneventful. But of course, since I’m having my Big Adventure, the uneventfulness stopped there… After I had cleared all the visa and passport formalities at the … Continue reading

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A Bus Ride

I was on my way to Ethiopia but first had to get from Mtwara to Dar es Salaam. The distance between them is about 550 kilometres and the options for travelling are either plane or bus. Since I’ve already experienced … Continue reading

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Swimming lesson

As I have mentioned before we’ve become good friends with our neighbour’s 13 year old son Cuthbert. Together with his 15- and 14-year old sisters Miriam and Chiku he is taking care of their family’s little shop outside our gate … Continue reading

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MaKuYa-Festival

One weekend in November we had MaKuYa-festival here in Mtwara. The name of the festival is combined from the names of three different tribes: Makua, Makonde and Yao living here in Tanzania. The tribe members were performing their traditional dances. … Continue reading

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