Today we welcomed our first visitors from the UK since our arrival in Tanzania. Although we did not know Steve and Judy well, they were members of our old church in Milton Keynes.
They are in Mwanza for a month visiting various NGO’s whom they support in their charity Wabia Network. These organisations within Mwanza and the surrounding areas are Tanzanian run but supported through their organisation.
We spent about three hours chatting over tea. It was great to hear news from the UK as well as to share some of our experiences here and to hear about their work too. All too soon it was over but it was a good time. For those at St Mary’s, we have given to them a gift for you, which they will bring back when they return, we hope if will find some use and remind you of us.
For now we have welcomed our first guests and though I appreciate we are off the beaten track here, hopefully we will have other visitors from home over the years.
A year ago this is what I was blogging
Just after we entered 2015 this blog passed 50,000 views. Thanks for all those who have visited from across the globe. It’s just under 11 months since our blog started back in Milton Keynes. Now I sit here in Tanzania our African Adventure entering its 5th month with so many memories already and a lot more to come.
We’ve had visitors for many countries across the world in these past 11 months.
These are the top 26 countries shown in flags, the map shows them all. It’s not surprising that most are from the UK and Tanzania, along with the US. Good showings from Anglophone countries and Europe.
Although the map does not show it, in fact we have had visitors from China and Iran too but I assume that proxies and mobile phones may have meant they don’t register.
Blanks include Francophone Africa (including Mali, Niger and Congo DRC); Guyana, Surinam and Uruguay in South America; Panama, Honduras and Belize in Central America; Papua New Guinea and Tonga in Australasia; Montenegro and Moldova in Europe; Afghanistan, Bhutan & Myanmar in Asia. It will probably be a long time before I get some visitors from these places, but it is always interesting when a new one comes along. Recent newbies include Mauritania, Albania and Armenia. The flag counter at the side of this page gives another view of visitors.
Wherever you come from wishing you a Happy New Year for 2015 – thanks for coming – Karibuni!
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Thanks a lot for joining our journey to Tanzania.
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Visitors continue to view from across the world. Thanks to all for coming.
Stats courtesy of Flag Counter (from 1st March to date)