Showing posts from January, 2016


Mambo!  I have been in Dar es Salaam for quite some time now, and I think it is super cool!  Well, I guess I should say hot....I am sitting in our living room and sweat is rolling down my face!  It isn't even that hot yet!  One day in December, the heat index was 109 degrees.  We walk into the store and guess what music they are playing: (are you ready for this?) I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas, Jingle Bells, and Let It Snow!!!  My first thought: "Are you kidding me?!!?!!  109 degrees outside and you are playing THIS?!!?!!?

Other than the twisted sense of humor that resides in some stores, Dar es Salaam has turned out to be a really friendly place that was just cursed with bad weather for the entire year.  We have just passed through the short rainy season and wow, was that a shock.  We woke up one morning with rain pouring down in torrents.  We got ready for school and sprinted to the car.  When we got out the gate, we see large puddles starting to form, but we kept go…