Peacock Hotel City Centre
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A/C, hot showers, king size bed, TV, and tasty food....I've found a nice little oasis in Dar es Salaam at the Peacock Hotel, and it's a welcome break from life in Buswelu. I especially appreciate the A/C as Dar is very hot and humid; as soon as you step out of the hotel you feel sweaty and clammy. Yesterday was a very special day; I met my Plan …
Today I spent the day volunteering at the local Special Needs School, which was a very humbling experience in deed. For the little resources they have (in relation to NZ) they do extremely well and are very ingenious in their own making of resources and prosthetic s and shoes are amazing. After school I hung out at the girls dormitories doing crafts and playing games with them while they were teaching me Swahili ... A very enjoyable and rewarding day ...
... feeling that we will all see each other again someday, because we all got along
so well. But it will never be under the same circumstances as this trip, and
that is truly special. I got as much out of this trip as I possibly could, and I
am so blessed that I had amazing people by my side the whole way. And of
course, the four of us would not have survived without Jerry, George, and
Gilbert. I am going to miss them popping up in ...
... and a much newer building. Besides for the witchcraft display, with some great photographs of the doctors, some engaged in their trade, there was also an unattended display of traditional musical instruments begging to be played, so naturally we obliged them. The rest of the old hall seemed rather slapped together, but with great potential. Sad to see so many photographs of significant fossil finds in Tanzania now residing in museums elsewhere in the world. A highlight is ...
... one morning and one afternoon. This allows better use of the existing buildings. There are two shifts of teachers as well. The students we met were beautiful - aware of the economic state of the country but doing their best to get an education, knowing that that is the way out of poverty. Students at the second school also showed us around and had also prepared two songs of welcome for us. I did a little bit ...
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