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Tuesday. 8.4.15

So I didn't blog again before I left. And I've been back for about three weeks, now. 'Bout time I wandered back over here, eh?

First off, it's in eastern Africa, just south of Kenya. It's also where Mount Kilimanjaro is, the tallest mountain in Africa.
I went to see my friend Tim. His main gig is building self-sustaining orphanages in Ivory Coast (east Africa), but is helping some missionary friends manage a camp facility they run in Tanzania to give them a chance to be in the States for a year. I spent two weeks in the Morogoro region of TZ, nestled at the foot of a northern bit of the Uluguru mountain range. June is their winter, so the temperature was in the 70's and 80's Fahrenheit any given day while I was there. One of the rainy seasons had just passed by the time I got there so most everything was pretty green. It was lovely.
We did drive around Mikumi National Park one day, saw several giraffes, elephants, zebras, wildebeests, some hippos, and a few crocodiles. We even got to see a giraffe come to a watering hole and take a drink. :)

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After a couple weeks in TZ, Tim and I visited his parents who pastor a church in Belgium. We even went with them when they took their youth group kids to a camp in Grindelwald, Switzerland. The Swiss Alps are GORGEOUS. My only regret this whole trip is, while I didn't take very many pictures anywhere, I didn't take ANY pictures in Switzerland. In Grindelwald, we hiked about here and there, saw the Trümmelbach Falls, walked by a gorge, and took a train to the Top of Europe. The whole thing was fantastic and beautiful.

In Belgium, we went to De Halve Maan brewery in Bruge, and walked around downtown. One day we went to Zeebrugge and I saw the North Sea. We drove into a small town just inside the Netherlands border for lunch one afternoon. It was all quite quaint. And the beer was really good.

So now I'm back from all that, searching for a place to live. For now I'm at my parents' place, but am itching to get back to the city. It's been three weeks, now, and still haven't really found a place yet. And I'm tired of looking. :/ I've looked at and applied for a couple places, but they've both been leased to another before I could barely get my foot in the door. Classes start in just under three weeks: I just hope to be moved and settled by then.
Wish me luck! Looks like I need it.

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» randomjunk on 2015-08-04 06:58:59

What a cool trip! There's a guy in my church who's known for traveling all over the world and speaking at our sister churches or at universities and the like. He just got back from a trip to Tanzania. He seemed really encouraged by the Christians there.

I was in Paris (and a few other cities) for basically the entire month of June. But I'm back now! It was a good trip. I should probably update soon haha.
» middaymoon on 2015-08-11 03:43:46

I know it sounds weird but if you don't think about that part too deeply then you actually get really immersed in the story.
» randomjunk on 2015-08-21 06:32:24

Wow, your trip sounds incredible!! What a cool adventure!
» Zanzibar on 2015-08-23 12:20:09

Where did you stay while you were in TZ? Was it a hotel or with your friend? We started some jump rope programs down there and one of the kids actually lives with us in Seattle now. Pretty cool
» The-Muffin-Man on 2016-02-01 02:58:00

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