First Impressions of Dar es Salaam: Using All 5 Senses:
Oliver- I enjoyed exploring the neighborhoods and the food of Dar es Salaam and swimming in the Indian Ocean.
Ciara- The morning trip with the stops around Dar es Salaam was so cool and the beach was really nice. I’m happy with how things are going and I can tell that this is going to be a very unique experience.
Rachel- Biking around the city was really cool, everyone was so friendly. Going to the beach afterwards was fun and the food was amazing.
Cara- Loved biking through the city and experiencing all the diverse neighborhoods.
Ali- I loved when we got to bike around the city and see all the people, especially the little kids who would always say hi to us. I also got to swim in the Indian ocean which was so refreshing and beautiful.
Jessie- Playing soccer on the beach with local teens was super cool. I have always heard that soccer is a universal language, but this was the first time that I experienced it.
Courtney- I was surprised to see how polluted the river was with trash, but I loved playing beach soccer during the sunset.
Daniel- The locals were very friendly and let us play soccer with them. The children were very social as well and would gather to give us high fives.
Jackie- Swimming in warm bright blue water watching the sun set behind the palm trees was amazing after a long day of riding through the colorful city.
Dolly – I enjoyed being able to see more than one star in the sky at the beach.
Jonah – I made friends with two 17 year old kids from Dar Es Salaam and Zanzibar while swimming in the ocean and also got an assist on a goal during beach soccer.
Maya – We watched some awesome dancers and then got to dance with them, which was super cool. Carly and Jonah played the marimba with the musicians.
Carly – On the first day here we tried eating with our hands ( an effort ) and we had our first kiswahili lesson. Being immersed the culture helped us learn some of the language way faster.