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Animal life

One major thing that makes living in Africa such a soul touching experience is that you are in close contact with the nature all the time… I sensed it strongly in Tanzania and it came back to me again now … Continue reading

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Days of Aw…assa

After my hectic arrival to Awassa I soon settled in to this familiar place. It is soothing to have the crickets’ high pitched song in my ears at night, to have the familiar taste of shiro and injera in my … Continue reading

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Back in My Beloved Africa

When I left Africa last May I was sure I would come back some day but had no idea when that day would be… For sure I didn’t have a slightest premonition it would be this soon! When Lou from … Continue reading

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Goodbye Africa

I have been having most paradoxical feelings for a couple of days. At the same time that I’m tremendously happy to go home and see my family and friends and to experience the delicate, slow spring of Finland after spending … Continue reading

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New Experiences, New Attitudes

In this blog I have often written about the challenges I’ve met here in Africa as well as about trying to grow as a person (I hate this expression ‘grow as a person’ but don’t really know how else to … Continue reading

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Life in Dar es Salaam

A while ago I had an interesting experience. One of my students at Azikiwe Aikido Club invited me to join the Karate class he is attending. Almost everybody at Azikiwe practises some other martial art in addition to Aikido. I … Continue reading

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Azikiwe Aikido Club

My heart is overflowing! I am back with my family – my Aikido family :-)!I don’t know these people beforehand but immediately they feel like my kind of people. Aikido really attracts certain kind of people where ever you are… … Continue reading

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