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KJ’s Travel Diary

Sunday, 18 Sep 2011

Location: Kahama, Tanzania

MapJust a quick note to say ďHiĒ again. I had written something else since the last post, but the computer I was working on inexplicably shut itself down in the middle of what I was doing, and today is the first chance Iíve had to get on again.
We have been in Tanzania for three days. We arrived over a very bumpy, dusty road that they call a highway here. It was the first time that Iíve seen handprints on my facecloth after washing off my face. 
We have been welcomed by everyone and have met several VIPís in the last few days. This resulted in us being the guests of honour today on stage in front of thousands of people for the town's celebration of Tanzania's 50 years of Independence. It was so weird, I kept thinking I might be dreaming, but I wasnít. I guess Iíve used up my 15 minutes of fame. It was a bit hard to sneak out after the third hour of speeches started, so that we could get started on the crate-work, but that is what we did.
Tomorrow will be a busy day unloading and organizing the huge crate in the hospital yard... if you are the praying type, please pray that it goes smoothly and that everything stays secure and organized.
Avocado juice is yummier than it sounds. 
Thanks for the messages, pictures are a bit tricky on here, \i will try at some point.\love kj