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You are most welcome

June 16, 2015


“Karibu!” (you are welcome) is a phrase you hear a lot when arriving in Tanzania. My pigeon Swahili is coming back and it is bringing looks of delight and smiles when I utter a phrase. Immigration was hassle free to get a stamp, I answered a few questions, smiled, exchanged pleasantries and handed over 50 dollars. […]


June 16, 2015


It’s been a long time coming but I am finally on my way to Tanzania, my father’s birthplace. He immigrated to the UK age 17 during the 1960s and only went back once for his honeymoon.          The trip has been in my mind for some years but dad’s poor health has been the catalyst […]