made it

We arrived in Moshi, Tanzania, safely on Saturday night but are only getting to an Internet cafe today.  Right off the plane in Moshi, we were met with quite the “African experience”: being pulled aside because of two crates of goods we were bringing our friends, told that the normal duties on such an import are $200, then paying off the customs official just to get him out of our hair.  (it was 8 pm and we were coming off 17 hours of travel time)  Par for the course, I suppose.  =)

Our time with our friends, Travis & Cara, has been amazing so far, reminding us of just why we’re friends and why we came in the first place.  We’ve been able to do a lot in a short amount of time, mostly errands with T&C, which is sort of the “back-lot tour” of Moshi.  It’s really a neat perspective.

T&C have a lot of things planned for us over the next 14 or so days, including (but not limited to):

– a huge second-hand market
– hiking in a nearby forest
– a safari
– trip to tropical Zanzibar, the island off the coast of TZ
– some time in Dar es Salaam, the capital city
– lots of good eating! (we’ve had a lot so far)

Well, we’ll reflect more for sure in the coming days, and at length (I’m sure) when we return to the States.  Internet is just so slow and inconvenient here, which is actually quite refreshing.  Oh, and I haven’t worn a watch since I stepped off the plane … time just creeps along a little slower down here.  Again, quite refreshing. =)

We love you all and appreciate your thoughts and prayers.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. You will be in my prayers.
    God bless you brother as you serve Him.

    Reply

  2. Posted by Lynn Holt on September 7, 2007 at 8:02 am

    We’re thinking about you guys and praying for a wonderful stay in Africa. If you check your email, know that we loive you.

    Mom and Dad

    Reply

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