Daily Archives: March 13, 2013

Re-blogging Meredith: Kwaheri Mwanza

My friend Meredith just left–but check out her blog entry about me, my mom, and her friends!

"Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness."

After too short a time, I had to say farewell to Mwanza and all the new friends I have made. It was sad to leave my MYCN friends so soon.20130304-172539.jpg

My fellow expat friends have a regular Monday night happy hour, complete with the best sweet and salty popcorn in town.

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This last week we decided to be adventurous and move from our usual location near the hospital to the rooftop of one of the newest hotels in Mwanza.20130313-101927.jpg

Man, was that the right decision! The views from there were incredible! Of the Rock City

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And my last sunset over Lake Victoria

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Ally received a special treat in the mail, and we could not be more excited to indulge!
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Some fellow Canadians also threw a good old fashioned BBQ over the weekend!20130304-172549.jpg

It was such a treat, complete with cheese for our handcrafted burgers!20130304-172600.jpg

Sarah’s dog Tito also joined in…

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Security Update

Following on mom’s harrowing mugging experience, we’ve continued to take security at our house even more seriously.  Mom lives in constant fear, which is really hard for me to watch since I love her so much.  It’s funny, here in Tanzania, people are more afraid of me than they are of her.  I mean, I suppose I do have big teeth and four feet with claws, but COME ON people.  Mom weighs like 54kg and I weigh like 8kg.  But, whatever works when it comes to security, right?

So, my friend Colin came to visit last week and he brought us some signs to put on the gate.  I’m pretty proud of these signs because they officially make me a guard of the house!  Look and see what I mean:

English

English

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Swahili

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve got them in English and Swahili and there’s also a picture of me looking really mean just in case the burglar can’t read (Side Note: only about 60% of people in Mwanza can read so this was really smart of Colin to include a picture).

It was a team effort making this Security Improvement.  Colin and the Maasai guard worked together to complete the task:

Colin hanging the Swahili sign

Colin hanging the Swahili sign

The Maasai hanging the English sign

The Maasai hanging the English sign

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I practiced showing my teeth while the humans hung my signs.  I look really scary, huh?

TEETH (and tongue)

TEETH (and tongue)

So to all you loiterers, thieves, burglars, and other bad guys take a second, look at our signs, and STAY AWAY!

Bad Guys Beware

Bad Guys Beware

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