|Random billboard for Epic Bongo competition. |
This picture is for you Gustavo
|Group picture with Don Deya outside his office|
|Turtle (or tortoise??) Saw it outside in the garden|
|Checking in at the new hotel|
At the end of the meeting, he invited us to come out for dinner and dancing at a local bar/restaurant. The place was called "Via Via" and it was a great night for everyone. It was chillier than I expected here though. It is around 12 degrees celsius now or low 50s. We were sitting outside. The place had a screen the size of a drive in movie (literally) showing the Euro Cup. There was a karaoke bar to one side, and a live band to the other (the lead singer was apparently freezing...he was wearing a ski parka with the hood up). Don brought along a couple of his friends/colleagues and we spent another 3 hours discussing everything under the sun. It was nice to really feel at home and a part of rather than just a tourist passing through. It was also one of the first times I have gotten some frank reaction/discussion on my individual research topic for my paper.
We are working on our meeting schedule for next week, but it looks like we have some more good meetings coming up before we leave Arusha. We are scheduled to meet with the East African Law Society and the Tanzanian ambassador to the United States as well. I'm told she is aware and is a big fan of the work we are doing here. This weekend Gretchen has suggested we take a trip to Moshi to visit the artisan market and hopefully see Kilimanjaro. We are considering going on a bus rather than paying for our driver for a day. The buses here are a little scary but it could be interesting. We will see what the consensus is probably tomorrow.
|Random guy on the street wearing a UM cap. Weird|