My maternal great-great-grandfather moved to Washington DC in the early 1900’s to administer the Boxer Indemnity scholarship. My maternal great-grandfather grew up in Rhode Island, then went to Dartmouth undergrad and Harvard for his MBA. My grandmother grew up in Pomona and New York, attended Wellesley for undergrad, and settled…

When I first came to Dar, everyone said that my two months would fly by. And damn it, they were right. As Peter drives out of our neighborhood, past Coco Beach, and into the airport parking lot, I marvel at how quickly time has gone. Consistent with the human condition…

The past two weeks have been full of movement. A weekend in Zanzibar, meeting my lovely friend Liz; a week at the Pre-Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi; an hour moving from the cottage on Kimweri to an apartment down the road; another week adjusting to these changes and digesting it…

I awake to a chorus of English conversation, Swahili radio, and boisterous laughter. It’s Monday at 7:30am. I smile as I stretch, for I’ve won a small victory: sleeping through the sunrise cuckoo of the rooster next door.

I roll out of bed, feeling a delicious soreness from yesterday’s swim…

The Story of Stacey

A recent Stanford grad commences her exploration of the world; shares her musings, mistakes, and “insights” here. First stop: summer in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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