Monday, June 19, 2006

I don't think anyone still reads this but if some people do... I am now back in MN after a great time in Berlin visiting Lucie. We saw a bunch of the sites in Berlin and the world cup trophy. I'm still kicking myself for leaving two days before the wc started! But i was ready to go home so it all worked out. I then went back to CA for a week which was nice. Tom came home and the family went up to Nevada City to see our cousin Tim graduate from highschool! that was crazy, but a lot of fun. I didn't do too much back in Berkeley, I really wasn't home that long at all, and the time went by a lot faster than i expected. i did get to an A's game which was great fun. I'm sad I won't be able to go to more of their games this year, and the Twins games suck b/c their in the dome.
Anyway, now I'm in Minnesota for the summer. I am hoping to get a job as a camp counselor, and hoping to play as much soccer as possible. I don't know if i'll keep updating this, as i'm no longer in tanzania, so if you want to get in touch with me, send me an email!

Saturday, June 03, 2006

I'm still in switzerland, and i'm off tomorrow to berlin to see lucie! Today, lynn and I wandered around bern, a very pretty old city, the capital of switzerland. My time here has been wonderful, filled with lots of cheese, chocolate and good times. The three girls are great, lots of fun, although I don't understand anything they say (they only speak german). I've added some pictures, of the girls lynn and I. The girls are Anina, Livia, and Fabia, verz cute!

Thursday, June 01, 2006

I am now in switzerland with Lynn, Carli and their three beautiful daughters. My last day in TZ was fairly typical, I showed Jamal around downtown, ran into Mwandale (a rather well known wood carver who was verz good friends with some people in my group), and spent way too long sitting in traffic. The weirdest part was taking the daladala from campus to mwenge. Normallz at mwenge, there are a ton of people and it is filled with daladalas, taxis and shop/stands. This time, it was empty, and there were bulldozers and such there instead. It turns out they are redoing the whole thing, so they moved everyone out and switched the main daladala stand to mwakumbisho, which caused traffic to be even worse than usual (it took us an hour and a half to get back from downtown at 2 in the afternoon).
Anyway, i took the 9:30 pm flight out of Dar and arrived at 6:30 this morning in Zurich. I then took the train to bern and met up with Lynn. We spent the day around the house and then walked around Friebourg. I had visited Friebourg before, 11 years ago, so everything was vaguely familiar. It was a bit cold, but not too bad, a nice change after TZ! So far i have eaten lots of cheese, some chocolate and done laundry in an actual machine, and there is even a dryer! Okay, gotta run, takl to you all later