I will be flying out to Tanzania for 3 months from the 15th Feb to 10th May. When I am in Tanzania I will be mainly in a Primary School working with disabled children. This will be in a south western region near Mbeya by Lake Malawi.

Sunday, February 20, 2005

First few days

The first thing that struck me when I got off the plane was the heat-I left England when it was 2'c and arrived at 11.30pm in Dar es Salaam where it was 30'c was a bit of a shock! In Dar I have been staying with a family friend at their house on the beach. The sea breeze is the only thing which is making the heat bearable. I visited the disabled hospital in Dar only to be told that I am not allowed to come in to see any patients as they dont want any more white people in there so at the moment I have to stay outside! However I am hoping that will change as they have got an eye clinic there as well so I thought that maybe I might be able to go and watch some operations or something.
I am planning to head down to Iringa on Tuesday with an Australian girl who is working there for part of her gap year and meet up with a physio working there and see if I can go on some rounds with her! I dont know when I will next have internet access but I hope that everyone is well and it is so lovely to hear from you.


  • At February 23, 2005 at 11:33 AM, Blogger Panda said…

    Hey Tat,
    It's a pity that you were dismissed in what seems like a really harsh way. I hope that it wasn't really as abrupt as that. I am sure that it'll get easier.
    Portsmouth is good. It's snowing! Apparently that's really unusual, what with the sea so close. The temperatures don't feel low enough to snow.
    Uni is cool. Lots of new modules which are all very interesting.
    I'd better let you get back to it.
    Take care of yourself. God bless.
    Lots of love,

  • At February 27, 2005 at 5:24 AM, Blogger sian said…

    Dearest Tat,
    Glad to hear you are making the most of your gap year and meeting lots of new people. You wouldn't believe how jealous i am as i sit in miserable, cold england. Uni has suddenly got very tough and often i hark back to my GAP year...over 2 years ago now. Am planning next big escape, South America, Australia, Who Knows????
    Anyway keep having fun. Be safe and take care of yourself.
    Much love as always
    Sian x x x x xx


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