Wednesday, August 15, 2012

For the Love of Speed bumps

Tanzanians have a deep love for speed bumps.  For a town, it's kind of viewed as if having a speed bump is what makes you officially a town.  The more speed bumps, the more important the town.  It's not just in towns though.  You'll be driving in the middle of nowhere where the speed limit is 70 and suddenly there's a speed bump in the road.  I, personally, feel it's a little bit dangerous.  But alas, I am not the Tanzanian minister of transportation.

The inspiration for this post is the growing number of speed bumps in Geita.  More specifically, the growing number of speed bumps on the one mile stretch of road between the main market and my house.  While driving home the other day I decided to count exactly how many there were and as it turns out...16.  There are 16 speed bumps in a space of one mile.  "Is this because it is such a heavily trafficked road?" you might ask.  Why, no.  There might even be more speed bumps than the number of cars that drive down that road in a day.  So I am left to think that either 1)someone who lives on this road is rather important or 2)Brett is driving too fast.

Monday, August 6, 2012


Household chores in Tanzania?

Watering the banana trees.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Yummy Cereal

Harper has recently joined the ranks of solid food eaters.  Here are a couple of pictures of her first attempt at rice cereal.