Travel to Dar and UofDar Student Mixer (25 June)

 

We had a slow but uneventful check-in at the Mwanza airport, with the extra bags all working as planned on Fastjet. Smooth flight left an hour after Precision Air and landed in Dar before PA did;¬†we were getting our last bags from baggage claim as PA passengers arrived…DSC03687

and it was half the cost (even after paying for checked bags).

Had to say goodbye to Mama Anna (Jeanine Thurmaier) and Mama Dustin (Mary Lenz) as the sisters continued from Dar to their flights home to Chicago on Sunday (via Doha). They promised to let us know how the hotel thing works in Doha when you have 4 hours to sleep…

Student group and remaining volunteers dropped our bags at the Landmark Hotel on Mandela Road (after 1 hour journey through traffic to get there from airport) and headed to U of Dar es Salaam for a mixer with NIU and UDar students, including a brief lecture by Political Science Associate Professor Ernest Mallya on the changes made by Tanzania’s new President Magufuli. The discussion among the students was frank and respectful, covering many aspects of educational systems in both countries, as well as energy policy and other policy topics while enjoying bites and drinks. Long day, and fulfilling…

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