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20 Things I Learned Living in Tanzania

I learned many things during my time living in Tanzania. Some were major life lessons about cultural differences and philosophical issues. But these aren’t them. Here I give you 20 little tidbits and quirks I learned through day to day life in this interesting part of the world. 1. The best way to avoid uninvited […]

Tanzania Rice Fields

A Diamond Abroad Leaves Tanzania

My plan for 2014 has changed. When I arrived in January, I was to stay in Tanzania for a whole year. Midway through I made the decision to reduce my contract to six months. Why? No big story. Nothing monumental.  I simply decided a year was a little too long, and for me, six months […]

Ngorongoro Crater Safari

On Safari at Ngorongoro Crater

Our trip to Ngorongoro Crater was my first African safari experience. Due to the uniqueness of the crater and fantastic views seen in photos – this place was number 1 on my safari wish list. And it didn’t disappoint. First, a few facts Ngorongoro Crater is one of the seven natural wonders of Africa and […]


The Luckiest Dogs in Tanzania

As an American, I come from a land of pet lovers. And I’m one of them. In 2012, it was reported that 62% of American households had at least one pet (source: APPA). Between 37-46% have a dog, and according to a Gallup poll, 68% of pet owners have given toys or presents to their […]

My House in Tanzania

My House in Tanzania

What does my living situation look like here in Tanzania? Well, I could tell you I’m living in a hut with no electricity, no water, and have to go outside to use the bathroom. And while that’s real life for many people here, I’m living 3rd world life easier than most. I live in a […]


My Next Adventure in Tanzania

In January I’ll be moving to Africa. Mto Wa Mbu, Tanzania, to be specific. Yes, I’m moving somewhere I can’t even pronounce. But I couldn’t be more excited. Okay…I’m not gonna lie, I’m a little nervous. But it’s definitely like 90% excited, 10% nervous. I’ve always said I like change, so this should be right […]



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