-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.
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.