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Jembe Ni Jembe

Jembe Ni Jembe is a beach resort south of Mwanza. Last night we visited there for the first night with a group of colleagues. One of my colleagues runs a dance group (they performed at the Rock City Charity Ball), and last night they were in a dance competition with the resident dance group.

Jembe Ni Jembe, really is in the middle of nowhere, a half hour along rough roads through the countryside before arriving at the complex. We are told this place has amazing views in the daytime so we will need to return here in the light, but last night the place was lit by LED lights, an oasis of luminescence in the darkness.

After the competition and some food we stayed on for the club disco into the early hours. Good fun!

What’s Changed?

Life here is certainly different as this blog has recounted over the months but I thought that I might summarise the big differences of life as an expat teacher as we approach the end of our 5th Month in Tanzania. Continue reading

Busy Day ….. Sleepless Night

Life here can be hectic. After a great night on Friday at the Charity Quiz (We so nearly won but we’re pipped by one point!), I was hardly home yesterday. The day begun with a trip to see Saturday school at 10am. An hour there and a wander through the grounds above the school, was followed by a visit to the birding house An 12noon for their Open Day and a chance to meet their parents. After a shared meal it was off to rejoin the rest of the family who were going to a shared barbecue at 2pm. There we stayed chatting and eating until 7:30 when we crossed the road to the Teacher Flats to celebrate a colleagues birthday on the roof. Another couple of ours of chat and celebration before returning home at 10pm a full 12 hours out. Great fun but I’m not sure I’d cope if every Saturday was full on like that!

Post Script
Returning to the compound we found that nearby there was a Disco /Party blaring out loud music and thumping base. Sadly this continued through the night only stopped at 8am by the scheduled Power Cut. Rarely have I been so grateful for the loss of electricity.