Monthly Archives: February 2009

A Lesson from January

After our trip to the see the wonders of the Serengeti, Suzy and I made our way to the small village of Buswelu outside of the town of Mwanza. We carried the clothes, shoes, school and art supplies we’d been lugging since Chicago and a hope that we could somehow be helpful. The cab ride […]

Raising Cattle Amidst Lions

The village we stopped at welcomes tourists at all times, so as we pulled up another safari group was heading out. It seems like it would be a bit tiring constantly greeting people with the traditional dance and song, but the men and women’s faces didn’t give a hint of this if they felt the […]


Our word for the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar: exotic. Not only was this our first destination in Africa, but the island melded Arabic influences in such an otherworldly Indian Ocean setting that we had no other word for it. Suzy, Dan, and I spent a few days here then went inland for a safari in […]