Muda Mrefu

Safi

Sam and I have been here in Arusha for a couple of months now.  My intention was to idle away the evenings writing my insights and thoughts, posting them on this blog. The reality has been that there are many obstacles that stand between a man and his computer life.  Namely power.  Tanzania is in a pretty dire power crisis.  The long and the short of it is that deforestation and drought have silted up an dried up the sources of hydro-electric power. I get most of my information from Matt, who keeps me posted from New York by reading the Arusha Times online.  So basically we are without power from 6 a.m. until about 7 p.m. every day, and then the power is extremely tentative.  Anything that relies on a constant sine wave of current is unlikely to happen.

I want to post some pictures that friends might be able to see, and perhaps soon I’ll be able to post more regularly.  Life here is in many ways very inspiring, and there are many things worth thinking about out loud.  I hope to get to some.  For the moment, here are some pictures:

The first lot are from our camping trip near Tarangire National Park, in a hunting concession.

          

Please ooooh and aaah at them, as they took hours to upload.  Jeff, you alone can appreciate the true labor involved.  Baadai.

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October 26, 2006 - Posted by | Arusha

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