Tidbits from Tanzania

By Jonathon Van Maren My first update was posted here. Second update, this time from Tanzania… **** Certain cultural standards can be confusing at times. For example, Charmaine informed me that we could not hold hands in public, as that would be seen as inappropriate. However, male friends can hold hands in public at any…

Random thoughts from Africa

By Jonathon Van Maren Here they are, stream-of-consciousness style. **** At the main market in downtown Kigali, it was easy to see why the locals were so insistent on hurrying us over to their stalls to buy their wares: it was to ensure that we actually beat the massive swarms of black flies that were…