One of the highlights for us of our 3-week orientation course was the trip last week to a village near the historic town of Bagamoyo. We spent a few hours with the people of the village, enjoying their hospitality and getting to know a little bit about their way of life.

As well as being served a delicious meal, we also got to see some of the crops and fruits that they grow in their fields, even picking, roasting and shelling some cashew nuts – quite a process, which explains why cashews are generally so expensive!

We have now safely arrived at the Swahili language school, just outside of the town of Iringa, about 8 hours west of Dar es Salaam. We’ll try to post some photos from here in the next few days, but for now here are some pictures from last week…

Picking fruit from a tree

Picking fruit from a tree

Roland and Al try the fruit, as Brian looks on

Roland and Al try the fruit, as Brian looks on...

Blue butterfly

Harvesting cassava

Harvesting cassava

Preparing green vegetables for dinner

Preparing green vegetables for dinner

Roasting cashews to remove the shell

Roasting cashews to remove the shell

...and breaking out the nut from inside

...and breaking out the nut from inside

Laura under a tree

Barrels in the village

House and kitchen

The house and kitchen

Sampling some sugar cane

Sampling some sugar cane

Laura eating sugar cane

Men talking

Chickens and chicks

 

  1. Richard Yalonde says:

    Mark, huyo bwana aliyevaa shati jeupe ninamfahamu, ijapokuwa nimemsahau jina lake. Yeye ni mtaalamu wa mambo ya kompyuta.

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