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March 2015 archive

COCONUTS or as the locals call it, “NAZI” (pronounced na-zee not the German party that caused the Holocaust)

Getting past the title of this post and accepting the fact that I honestly only realized the Swahili word for coconut is a word already well known to the world that comes with a very different meaning in the English language (give me a break, I have been speaking Kiswahili for far too long now), …

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Pemba and so on…

The other wanafunzi and I spent the last six days living on the even smaller island of Pemba, north of Unguja where Stone Town is located. We spent the first two nights in a nice guesthouse in the town of Wete then the last four nights with new home stay families in the largest town …

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Jozani-Chwaka Bay Conservation Area

My fellow students (wanafunzi) and I spent the last two days closer to the eastern side of the island in a protect forest called Jozani-Chwaka Bay Conservation Area. While there, we spent the first day studying two different areas of mangroves and looking into and comparing the species density in the two areas.                   Instead …

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