Just a quick post on a vacation I took to Tanzania. Went on safari and then to Zanzibar for a few days. While there's politics in everyday life, and definitely politics in tourism, I checked out for a bit, just relaxing.
East Africa is like West Africa, yet so very unlike it. I can definitely tell the difference that tourism money brings, as well as the effects of being an anglophone as opposed to a francophone country. But the country was lovely, the people were friendly (though definitely more accustomed to tourism), and the challenges of daily communication were diminished – though not gone, as I did not know a word of Swahili before my arrival.
And a couple of images that I like from Zanzibar:
Travel and research notes
Fieldwork and travel in Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Mali, as well as Burkina Faso, Morocco, Tanzania, South Africa, and wherever else I end up. Plus occasional research-related thoughts. And now ... Teaching!