A Gator in Dar Es Salaam

"Ex Africa semper aliquid novi - Out of Africa always something new" -Pliny the Elder

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Saturday

So not too much exciting to write about. Been on campus most of this week. I know for sure I will be taking History of globalization and history of north Africa, but apart from that Im not sure. There is supposed to be a sit-in on Monday for students protesting not receiving their loans yet, so I guess I wont be starting on Monday. Thursday night we had a Wazungu party with invitations and everything. The attire was whatever you had that would be the most touristy/foreign/white. Copies of Lonely Planet and sunscreen were readily available. I was nominated for best dressed with my flowery board shorts, boat shoes with socks and a nice kind of safari shirt. I was defeated by a Tanzanian friend decked out in a Florida Gators shirt and looking pretty wazungu all around. The party ended/migrated to hall 4 at midnight since the men cannot be allowed in the girls dorms after midnight. We ended up going to a popular club and didnt arrive home until late at night or early in the morning depending how you look at it. That was pretty fun, and I have just kind of hung out and read on campus the last couple days. Hope the Gators beat Alabama.

Matt