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Off the Beaten Path
Today we went on our first “real” adventure! Up to this point everything we have done outside of the compound has been scheduled; however, today we decided to let one of the doctors and his coworkers take us on a walk to see a clear view of Mt. Kilimanjaro. It is something we have all been wanting to do since we arrived and have been waiting for a nice clear day to do so.
Just Be Free
Putting any aspect of this trip into words seems like an unrealistic task, but here I am giving it a try. After seven days, I am in love with Tanzania and the beautiful souls that fill this place. There is something so refreshing about being brought back to the simplicity of life where you are forced to unplug from our technology driven society.
Memories to Last a Lifetime
Wow, what an incredible day! Our group was picked up at 9 a.m. by our tour guide, Alpha, for a windshield survey of the area. We rode in 4-wheel drive vehicles, which was good because many of the roads were not paved, so it was a very bumpy ride at times! Our first stop was a hike with a beautiful view of the villages and forests below.
We arrived to Kilema Hospital in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania late Tuesday evening. After a good night’s sleep to ward off our jet lag, we woke Wednesday morning and met Sister Charles, the Matron of the hospital. She, with graceful and quiet authority, introduced us to the campus of Kilema Hospital.