In Tanzania

22 02 2013

Mountains of gear heading to Kilimanjaro.  Bikes and Medical supplies.  Plus, hotwheels and crayons for the local kids.

Mountains of gear heading to Kilimanjaro. Bikes and Medical supplies. Plus, hotwheels and crayons for the local kids.

Got into Tanzania late last night.  It was a long day of travel, but glad to be here.  Miraculously, all our gear arrived, including the bikes.

Today, we are visiting the local Masaai village, in which Doug Pitt is considered an “elder”.  In Tanzania, and especially in a Masaai village, Doug is a way bigger deal than his older brother.  Given his VIP status, I’m told that we don’t have to ask permission to take pictures.  I hope to get some.

The word is that Jambo, which is “Hello” in Swahili, is what foreigners would say.  The locals say, Habari, which is like saying “How are you?”  HABARI to all the Countryside Montessori kids following the blog!  Kim, I’ll try to keep the posts G-rated.

Thanks to all the well-wishers, my kids, Syd and Jake, and, of course, the Boss, my lovely wife, Sue.

You can follow fellow travelers’ posts and updates here on the Kli Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KiliClimbforCleanWater

More to come.

Disembarking at Kilimanjaro Airport.

Disembarking at Kilimanjaro Airport.

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2 responses

22 02 2013
VivBlogs

After they jambo habari, you say “muzuri asante sana”

23 02 2013
Paul Hooge

Awesome Jeff. Keep the updates coming!

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