March 2008


above: kid next to the “door of no return” (which slaves passed through to leave their home forever) at Changuu Island, Zanzibar dhows anchored at Stone Town, Zanzibar twilight over Stone Town aerial of the reef around Unguja island, Zanzibar hallway at Beit-Al-Amaan (“house of peace”) chillin at Beit-al-Amaan’s lush living room Zanzibar. Ahh… hearing …

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i’m eating real chinese food in Tanzania!

above: Panda Chinese restaurant staff, Feng Yu (the owner) and me in Moshi There are few things in life as lovely as eating freshly-made tofu, garden greens sauteed in garlic and good rice made by a new friend, who also happens to be a sassy, tough, adventurous Chinese-in-a-foreign country woman.

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above: Guy, Bonifas, the ART nurse and peer advocate at Keni Health Centre, Rombo district Sara, a nurse, Steve and Keni Health Centre patients above: the Matron of Keni Health Centre with Bonifas, the HIV clinician, in the clinical room Same: everyone pronounces the district and town name as “Sah-may.” But there are some Tanzanians …

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climbing kili

Things people wrote right after climbing Kilimanjaro a.k.a more reasons for me to not climb Kilimanjaro and instead admire her awesomeness from a distance. (posted at the Kibo Hotel in Marangu, where I stayed to do mentoring work at Huruma Hospital in Rombo District): -Kili didn’t kill me but it tried. -Damn my feet hurt. …

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