A Gator in Dar Es Salaam

"Ex Africa semper aliquid novi - Out of Africa always something new" -Pliny the Elder

Monday, November 28, 2005


The doorknob broke off my classroom door and we were briefly stuck in the room. Karibu Tanzania! I managed to escape though. Me, my friend John(Brown U.) Dan(Fresno State) and Jim(Concordia College, MN) ordered Pizzas last night from a place called Jan's Trattoria. Got them in about 90 minutes via mini-bike and they tasted delicious as we enjoyed our West Wing and Office Space. My malaria is doing better I think, seriously it should be going away. Finished the medicine yesterdayl, and feeling ok, except for headaches. I cant ever give blood again however, which is kind of a bummer, but what can you do. Ive been kind of laying around watching movies, such as Crash with my Tanzanian neighbor(a movie about American race relations, yea I laughed deep down) and Wedding Crashers on a copy that was filmed in a theater and included the laughter of the filmers.

G0ing to watch Monday Night Football in town on satellite(starts at 5 AM here) so go Steelers(my friend Justin is a huge Colts fan).

Have had water 2 days in a row without interruption and power longer than that. Karibu 1st World Tanzania.

Have a great week and I hope you enjoy the Pictures, I enjoyed posing for them.

Matt Stacy


  • At 12/04/2005 5:02 AM, Anonymous Lauren said…


    This is Lauren Reynolds(who use to live in Jacksonville). My 6th grade class in school is studying Zaire. I was wondering..have you been there yet and if so, do you know anything interesting you can tell me about it? I love looking at your neat pictures!


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