Monthly Archives: January 2012

Similar but different

My visit to India fits very well with the aim of the Peacecorps, I feel. The idea is to get to know other cultures in such a way that one built understanding, friendships, cooperation, and ultimately peace. And where can … Continue reading

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Making sense…. in India

There are many advantages with being a Peacecorps participants. One of them, are that we are entitled to an official business travel to broaden  our experience even more than the exchange in it self. And in my case, the official … Continue reading

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Safi sana

Greetings are an important part of the swahili language, and if you are mzungo (white man) and know a few ones, people on Zanzibar will be very happy. The typical informal greeting, that especially young people use is “mambo (vipi)?”, … Continue reading

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Møte med ministeren

Det er under 3 måneder siden jeg startet mitt opphold her på Zanzibar, men igår hilste jeg på presidenten, dr Ali Mohamed Shein, for andre gang. Det skjedde i sammenheng med at jeg hilste på vår egen helseminister, Anne Grete Strøm … Continue reading

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Back to business

My perception of time has changed since I became a Peacecorps participant. It is like when I was a child, and experienced every single year as an eternity. Already at the 2-week long preparation course, I had a feeling that … Continue reading

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