Sunday, March 27, 2011

We are at language school in Tanzania

Unasemaji kwa Kiswahili?  (How do you say this in Swahili?)  Pole Pole ...  (slowly)
From the beginning ... say, Jina Langu ni Ernie.  (My name is Ernie)  I think I got that...
At my age the words all swim around in my head and I need a deep sea fishing expedition to get them out.

We have learned so much this first week, and trying to remember over a hundred words each day has been challenging.  We are in class from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM with a Chai break at 10:30 (Everything stops for Chai !!) and Lunch from 12:30 to 2:00 PM, then after class we have 2-3 hour of homework.
There often is the diversionary "monkey break" to watch the little rascals.  I played camera tag with this one...

This weekend we had the opportunity to "safari" in Arusha National Park which will be remembered for a long time.  Here are some select photos...

We are standing on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater

If you have seen the old John Wayne movie "Hatari" it was filmed here in the Arusha National Park and in the nearby city of Arusha. If you did not know, in Swahili hatari means danger. 

Well, I had better look over my report on what I did this weekend, which has to be given in Swahili.
We appreciate your prayers,
Barikia Ninyi !  (Blessing on you all)
Bwana Ernie and Mama Lori

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