Real World Tanzania
I'm finally here. All the long wait and paperwork was totally worth it. I'm here in Tanzania with 40 other trainees. We're all education volunteers here to teach various subjects. I'll be bio, others will do Chemistry, Physics, Math, and IT. Right now I'm in Morogoro with the rest of the trainees living with a host family. I have a new Mama and several new kaka and dada (brothers and sisters). I like my host family. We can't communicate all that well as I speak little Kiswahili and they know little English, but we work things out. The food here is very tasty, though lacking in much variety. I think I've had wali with most meals here. I have to use a pit toilet. But it is a very nice and clean pit tiolet. The animals here can get pretty loud at night. The dogs really go after each other and then the roosters start at 3am instead of sunrise. Go figure.
The language is very beautiful and very difficult. I'm looking forward to when I become more fluent in it. But I'm just glad I don't have to teach in Kiswahili. My first subjects will be on human reproduction and sexuality. Which should be pretty interesting. All I can say is that I hope that the students ask questions. I'm not going to answer any question pretaining to my own sexuality, but I'll be open with sexuality in America in general. I start teaching them next week so I'll update you later on that front.
But Tanzania is just so amazing. The people and land are just so beautiful and welcoming. Here in Morogoro we have an amazing moutain range that overlooks town. I can't describe how much I love it. I'll have to find some way of uploading pictures one of these days so I can show you a part of what I experience. Not only are the locals great, but my fellow PCVs and PCTs are all great people. I truly believe that the people in the Peace Corps represent the best of America. I gotta run soon. These internet cafes are useful but time always runs out. Tutaonana baadaye!