For those one or two who might have missed me for the past month, I am now back home from Tanzania. And I will try to get caught up on the forum posts shortly.
Had a great trip. Spent several days in Arusha and a few in Dar es Salaam. Then for the most part my trip was focused on Central Tanzania in the Dodoma area working on some projects there.
I'm still amazed at the building up of the University of Dodoma and they will intake 17,000 students this year. I visited their dorms on this trip and found them like all student dorms. I am encouraged by all this educational activity. I did get the opportunity to work with several new colleges/institutions while there. I am in the process of a start-up health sciences college and are targeting September 2010 for an opening date. This will be primarily used to teach nursing students for work in the villages of Central Tanzania. All this means is that I will be spending some more time there getting this up and running.
Looking forward to all your questions on this forum, and having the ability to answer them.
On this trip I used my Blackberry for data service and it worked out well. Kept me out of the Internet Cafes; but it didn't allow me good access to the Trip Advisor forums. It did work exceedingly well for e-mails and for those Internet accesses which were made for a mobile connection. I had global data service turned on for my Blackberry for the one month that I was there, and the charges were about what I would have paid for Internet Cafe use.
I did get checked for my International Yellow Fever vaccination when I entered the country at the Kilimanjaro Airport. I arrived there from Addis Ababa via Mombasa so that may have been why I was checked since I had transited through a yellow fever infected area. It was no problem since my certificate was up to date (my vaccination had expired so I had a new vaccination just before leaving). Those who had out of date vaccinations and no certificate were trotted off for the vaccination to be administered there. One Tanzanian in front of me was sent off for the vaccination because his vaccination was expired.
Glad to be back, but missing it already.Edited: 24 November 2009, 14:20