Monthly Archives: November 2011

Mvua

Everybody talks about the weather, so I have to comment the climate down here a little. Coming straight from Bergen, I should be used to a lot of rain (“mvua” in swahili). But I have to admit that the rain … Continue reading

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Culture shock

I am in the state of cultural shock. No doubt about it! Before we started our exchange periode, we attended a preparation course two weeks, arranged by the Norwegian Peacecorps (FK Norway) at Hadeland, Norway. Those two weeks were very … Continue reading

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How to drive a car, in Zanzibar

Last week we got both our Zanzibary drivers licenses and a car, so now we have been starting to operate ourselves in the traffic. This is of course very different from what we are used to. I have tryed to … Continue reading

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A slow people

“Never forget that we are a slow people”, a sentral person here in Zanzibar said. And I think that is a good advice for us stressed, effeciency focused norwegians, who try to adapt to the way of life here. When … Continue reading

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Fanget i turistfellen

«Du må huske å koble av litt», sier folk som ferierer her på Zanzibar til meg, før de fortsetter med «kom deg på stranden og nyt mulighetene du har rundt deg, ellers kommer du til å bli utbrent». Dette er … Continue reading

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Meeting the president

The last week there has been a big delegation constituting close to 20 people from Haukeland University Hospital here on Zanzibar. The director of the hospital and directors from many of the departments came. They did not only come to … Continue reading

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The co-pilot

This weekend we visited Pemba, which is the other island, that constitutes Zanzibar, together with Unguja, which is the island that we live on. To get there, one has to go by boat, which has been proven to be dangerous … Continue reading

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