TRAVEL THOUGHTS

-random tidbits throughout my travels-

 

 

 

January 16, 2018-HIGH SHOALS FALLS, GEORGIA

Pro-tip: don’t hike High Shoals Falls Trail after it’s rained unless you’re prepared to hike up the mile-long gravel road that leads to the trail; making it 4 mile hike, not a 2.5 mile hike.

January 16, 2018-BLOOD MOUNTAIN, GEORGIA

Conquering that mountain left me feeling like a warrior.

July 24, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

Pack Emily, pack.

July 23, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

We said goodbye to our homestay family today and it was really bittersweet.

July 22, 2017-MARANGU, TANZANIA

I SAW A HUGE WATERFALL TODAY AND IT WAS BEAUTIFUL.

July 21, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

The grading system here in Tanz is WHACK, I missed one question on a twenty question test and made a 68. That math just doesn’t check out for me but whatevs.

July 20, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

I slept today and then slept some more.

July 19, 2017-MESERANI, TANZANIA

I held not one, but TWO snakes today. Are you proud dad?

July 18, 2017-NGORONGORO, TANZANIA

Today I saw Kilimanjaro’s lesser known and smaller brother Livimanjaro.


(This is a joke I have no idea what this rock thing is called.)

July 17, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

Class was really awkward today, we accidentally said ‘mkoo’ instead of ‘mku’ which means we said penis instead of mosquito. Swahili is cray.

July 16, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

Finally washed my underwear today.

July 15, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

I bought a wooden figure of a rhino sitting in a chair today and it’s become my new favorite thing.

July 14, 2015-MOSHI, TANZANIA

Due to travel, I spent more of my day sitting than moving.

July 13, 2015-ZANZIBAR, TANZANIA

Zanzibar has the most beautiful beaches and water I’ve ever seen and apparently there is such a thing as a seaweed farm.

July 12, 2015-ZANZIBAR, TANZANIA

They took us on a spice tour and it may just be the best part of my trip so far.

July 11, 2015-ZANZIBAR, TANZANIA

Today we rode on a boat to Zanzibar and it was incredible.

July 10, 2015-DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA

The National Museum of Dar has brilliant architecture but the inside was completely barren.

July 9, 2017-BAGAMOYO, TANZANIA

We went to Bagamoyo today, which was a stop for East Africa’s slave trade route.

July 8, 2017-DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA

Happy birthday to me!!

July 7, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

Potentially set up an internship here next summer!

July 6, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

I had penne ala pesto for lunch today with chocolate ice cream and it might as well have been my birthday.

July 5, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

Today we had class and I was reminded yet again that I am such a foreigner to this education system.

July 4, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

It all makes sense now, my parents aren’t always late, they’re just Tanzanian!

July 3, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

I just realized I’ve been using the same towel for going on 5 weeks now…oops.

July 2, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

Never ever accidentally say kuma when asking for a fork.

July 1, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

I had to get my dress altered three times, but it finally fits perfectly and I still paid less for it than I would have in the States!

June 30, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

My best goat friend head-butted me today and I’ve never felt so betrayed.

June 29, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

I’ve only cried 4 times in 26 days and I think that’s pretty good.

June 28, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

I had vegetable lasagna today and it was the highlight of my trip so far.

June 27, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

Sat in my eno to do some homework…ended up falling asleep.

June 26, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

I really should wash some of my undergarments.

June 25, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

Robert (my homestay family’s baby) FINALLY let me hold him today and I almost cried because babies are the best.

June 24, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

We saw the weirdest, ugliest, largest bird I’ve ever seen on campus today and I rightfully freaked out.

June 23, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

I accidentally said “I have problems” rather than “I am full” today at dinner and now I understand why I was given weird looks.

June 22, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

I am now realizing I missed a few days and I’m not sure where so…just gonna skip them I think.

June 21, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

In class today, we spent an hour talking about how to make fruit juice (and I wish I was exaggerating).

June 20, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

According to my teacher, I have a good dad voice.

June 19, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

Our differences should be celebrated, but so should our equality.

June 18, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

Sorry you just got so many emails, still new to this whole blog thing.

June 17, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

After 16 days, I FINALLY had mango. #blessup

June 16, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

It’s crazy how fast the room gets quiet when someone asks “so when are you going to get married?”

June 15, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

Being a shopaholic follows you wherever you go.

June 14, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

I’ve quickly realized I would much rather talk to a child in Swahili than an adult, it’s just so much more entertaining.

June 13, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

So far every single food I have put into my mouth has made my stomach upset…I hope this is just my digestive system adjusting.

June 12, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

Listening to Swahili and then translating it to English and then formating a response in English and then translating it back to Swahili all in my head is EXHAUSTING.

June 11, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

We went to an orphanage and played with some children then my mom broke her arm and I cried because sometimes the weight of the day becomes a tad too much to bear.

June 10, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

My homestay parents names are Baba and Mama Colin, and they’re so stinking sweet.

June 9, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

Today I met a haggler who sold ganja, which according to his description was either viagra or weed…unsure.

June 8, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

According to my new conversation partner, Praxilla, my new African name is Neema, which means ‘grace’.

June 7, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

The unit about mosquitoes in Biology that I suffered through last semester paid off, I felt crazy smart in class today.

June 6, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

The amount of words our tour guide (Mina) “taught” us today was unreal.

June 5, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

I wish I’d opened my yoga/prayer book sooner.

June 4, 2017-MOSHI, TANZANIA

I have so much to learn.