Category Archive: Outside Dar

News Flash: Butter

I bargained with myself that I wouldn’t blog unless I had something really important to say.  Thus far, I’ve been silent.  Until now, that is. Did you know that some people keep butter… Continue reading

A Conversation with Christie and Don

It took nothing short of coercion to get our first and probably only visitors, Matt’s parents, to Tanzania.  We had a blast showing Christie and Don around town, getting them into crazy traffic… Continue reading

Good Morning Crater

At Ngorongoro Crater with Matt’s Parents. Two morning views of the crater. 6:10am: 7:00am: Off to Serengeti. Pictures to follow shortly.

Finding Art and Absurdity in Prague

Having tried and failed at taking a vacation before baby, we are now vacationing with baby in the Czech Republic.  The first week, we joined with Carolyn’s maternal grandparents, “Janie” and “Big” and… Continue reading

Welcome Carolyn Avery

Well, I’d like to think I have a good excuse for neglecting the blog.  For the past 6-7 weeks, I have been in the North Carolina.  While the United States is a pretty… Continue reading


It is always, always, always healthy to get out of Dar.  If you stay in Dar too long, you forget that there is a vast country west of you whose people, customs and… Continue reading

Mikumi National Park

Since my bedtime is now 9:30, Matt and I thought a great way to celebrate New Years was to go camping…on a safari.  No one stays up late when they’re camping.   The… Continue reading


Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in a language and cultural immersion program on Zanzibar island.  While only a 20 minute plane ride from Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar is culturally and politically… Continue reading

Why You (Yes, You) Should Visit

If we had the pleasure of seeing you in the last few weeks before we left, you were likely invited [pressured, coerced, begged] by Matt or I to plan a visit.  Now that… Continue reading

A Day in Bagamoyo

Bagamoyo is a small historic town about an hour north of Dar es Salaam.  Back in the German colonial days, Bagamoyo was a bustling port city and the capitol of German East Africa.… Continue reading