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Did you know that countless women in Africa cook the family meals on 3-stone fires? I don’t have statistics, but I see the evidence all around us both in the city of Bamenda and when we go to the Village. I have mentioned building improved wood stoves frequently since our arrival here, and many women […]

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A taste of Lehmstrasse

On November 7, 2012 By

There is a group of engaged researchers, builders and restorers in Crimmitschau, Sachsen, Germany who are planning the project “German Czech Lehmstrasse” . Lehm means claysoil – good for building- and Lehmstrasse refers to a selection of houses built with Lehm along a (for now) virtual route. In preparation for this project (while waiting for […]

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The price of things

On May 13, 2012 By

The prices of things as experienced Spring 2012 mostly in Mnenia village and Kondoa town all prices in Tanzanian Shillings: 1500 TSh = 1 US$ A days wages for a laborer: 3000 Tea and chapati at the local teashop: 300 Bus fare Mnenia to Kondoa 5000 round trip Delivery of a trailer load of stuff […]

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Driving from Arusha to Mnenia brought back memories from just over a year ago: then I was sitting in the passenger seat of Seppo’s aging Land Rover with growing amazement at the changing landscape while the vehicle negotiated the endless bumpy road-construction stretch  between Arusha and Babati.(see Kijiji means village) I remembered the beauty of […]

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The best blog is the one I’m actually going to write- so here are some notes after walking from Burgos to Santiago between September 25 and October 15, 2011 1. Community: I think in my mind I expected a “pilgrimage” to be a fairly lonely experience with little contact to anybody. That was corrected on […]

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