“So how far is it to Moshi?”
“Well it depends who’s driving…”
And so began our 6 week adventure in Moshi, Tanzania. After 36 hours in transit, including a healthy dose of turbulence, unexplained delays, beautiful airport sunrises and surprisingly good quality breakfasts in Johannesburg, we groggily entered Moshi about 9pm Saturday night (in 40 minutes, definitely on the shorter end of the travel times thanks our speedy driver).
Our group is made up of Caroline (Team Vista director, our guide to Moshi and our contact for everything we’ll do here), myself (helping with Team Vista through a scholarship with W&G), mpenzi Sam (working with both Team Vista and KWEICO providing legal aid), Olivia (teaching English with Team Vista as part of her gap year) and Thomas (volunteering with Team Vista and connecting Engineers Without Borders). We are based at the Haria Hotel in the centre of Moshi, which Team Vista recently took over in December 2014. The hotel is the perfect base with awesome staff, a charming rooftop restaurant and bar and postcard views of Mount Kilimanjaro
In our first of 6 weeks here we’ve learnt quite a lot.
Things you should do in Moshi
Things you shouldn’t do in Moshi
We’ve been shown around the various Team Vista projects and everyone in our group is finding their niche and opportunities to add their contribution. The organization is mostly self-sufficient here and the projects are generally run by the local employees. While we’re here, we are getting updates on all the projects and trying to progress them as much as we can.
Its only the first week and we already feel quite at home here. Looking forward to seeing the new Team Vista school soccer shirts in action this weekend for the big stadium game and getting out to a local waterfall in coffee country.
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