A New Day in Africa

Sunset in Dar es Salaam.

Sunset in Dar es Salaam.

Yesterday was my first day in Africa. The sea shore of Dar es salaam was very beautiful, especially when right before dark. We had dinner in a restaurant near the sea, so I got the chance to see the wonderful sunset. During the dinner, everybody gave a short introduction about themselves, so that the leader would know which kind of assignments are appropriate for us. It sounds like that education will be an important part of this trip.

Anyway, I’m very excited but also a bit nervous, because the classes of the community school are not small, and it will be hard for someone who hasn’t even tutored to teach a forty people class. Edward told us the activities of Global Volunteers in the country.

Now I’m sitting in my hotel room in Iringa and writing this journal. It’s already 10:00 in the evening. We basically spent the whole day in the vehicle. It was a 10-hour long trip, but it’s not boring. The trip was a great chance to see the real Tanzanian landscapes and the people. We started from flatland and kept going up, the landscape was also becoming more and more mountainous. There were always people walking on the side of the road. Many of them seemed very curious when they saw us. I think it’s because this is not a place filled with tourists. It’s good, because what I want to do is helping people and knowing how African really live, not having a vacation.

 So, tomorrow will be the first day. Let’s see what is going to happen!

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