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Asante na kwaheri, Zanzibar

Now I have left Zanzibar. I feel kind of ambivalent about it. I am tired, actually very tired after a lot of work the last few weeks, and look forward to be able to relax. And I miss my closest … Continue reading

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Riots

Generally Zanzibar is a very peaceful place. Yesterday evening and this morning, however, I heard sounds like guns were fired from outside of my house. I remembered that I heard similar sounds on the Revolution Day of Zanzibar (January 12th) … Continue reading

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Adaptation and integration

“Realise that things often take longer in Africa, and be philosophical and always polite if you want to get a favourable response from officials. Part of the African experience is to slow down to African time – you´ll wonder what … Continue reading

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Sunsets

There are many beautiful things to see on Zanzibar, but the most astonishing I think is the sunsets, which comes at the same time (6:30 pm) all year long, since the island is located so close to the equator. And … Continue reading

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Harusi za Zanzibar

Weddings (harusi in swahili) are big things here in Zanzibar. For the locals it seems like weddings are the best parties they can imagine. And they talk about weddings often, probably because they attend weddings quite often. In Zanzibar, you … Continue reading

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17.mai i Afrika

Norges nasjonaldag er antagelig noe spesielt for alle nordmenn, men den blir nok ekstra spesiell for de nordmennene som befinner seg utenfor Norge.  Verken den tanzanianske eller zanzibarske nasjonaldagen ble gjort så mye styr ut av, synes jeg (det som … Continue reading

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Human interaction

The extraordinary with The Norwegian Peace corps (Fredskorpset), if you compair them with other organizations in the field of developmental aid, is that their commitments are bilateral: All projects coordinated by Fredskorpset (FK), my project included, involve sending people not only from Norway out to … Continue reading

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