Merry Christmas From Tanzania

Trip Start Jul 21, 2009
Trip End Jul 21, 2010

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1940s Church House

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Dearest Family & Friends,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Tanga, Tanzania!  Fortunately, we are spending Christmas with friends from DC who are now working in Tanzania--Amy and Bjorn Jacobsen.  We are sharing traditions and even found a Christmas tree that we decorated last night (thanks to Amy who brought decorations).  Bjorn, who is from Denmark, is going to lead us in a Danish tradition of dancing around the Christmas tree this evening (stay tuned for pictures) and our iPod is supplying over 7 hours of holiday favorites.  Last night, we enjoyed Mike's family's famous holiday mushroom soup and this morning Carla made some delicious chocolate chip cookies (using chopped Cadbury candy bars since we couldn't find chips) without even measuring accurately!  Although it is around 95 degrees outside, we are cooking and stuffing a turkey in our small, 1940s oven, along with all the fixings!

We miss everyone back home (as well as snow of course), but wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Carla & Mike

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Maurion Knight on

Happy Holidays Carla & Mike

While I'm not in DC, there is plenty snow in Wisconsin (and in DC if you didn't know). Tell Africa I said hello and I miss her! Have a great time!

Natasha on

Merry Christmas to you both! You missed over a foot of snow here in DC but I think you'd take a fun filled evening in Tanzania over bad DC drivers anyday :)

Miss you tons and it looks like you guys are having an awesome time!

Paula & Terry on

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! God bless, Paula & Terry (Tokyo)

Naomi Baron on

Dear Mike and Carla,

What an adventure! (I had no idea you had even left the US.) My hat (and coat and gloves) off to you. I can't think of a merrier way to have Christmas.

Naomi Baron

Chris and Joe K-B on

Mike and Carla,

It's great to read and watch your adventure unfolding. What a wonderful way to bring in the new decade. We wish you exciting travels and a safe return, whenever you two decide to do that.

Best wishes and Christmas cheer.

Joe and Chris

Rich and Viki on

We wish you guys the Merriest of Christmases and the Happiest of New Years and it looks like you're already having those! Continue your wonderful adventure and keep posting!
Rich and Viki

Lindsay George on

MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR to both of you! I'm SOOO Jealous! Scott and I got an Avacado tree and decorated it with Christmas balls..... then left for Idaho and it died. Oh well.

eli on

Hey guys continue rocking your amazing trip! enjoy reading and catching up on the entries! happy new year. savor it all.
Cheers eli

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