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Old Posted Nov 9, 2007, 6:18 PM
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It's a bit different >> It's Moshi/Kilimanjaro region, Tanzania

I went to Tanzania not like other tourists, but to learn about HIV/AIDS by talking to people, doctors, visiting schools and hospitals (overcrowded ones that looked somewhat like alcatraz). What we didn't really expect was that the locals would see us in a different way.
To them we were like knights in shining armors coming to rescue them from the dragons, which of course made it very hard for us, since we weren't trained, nor had any miracle creams against the diseases.
During the time we met people that either didn't know what a condom was or thought it was a sin to use them, because their priest had told them so (and that it was written in the bible). We also met witch doctors who used flowers as a cure for HIV as well as people who tought (or wanted to believe) it didn't excisted at all. Some blamed us for spreading worrying information, information that would make people die out of worry and so on...

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

our pilot heading home...

A Marabou stork sitting in a tree next to my little house. Thought my little roof would brake everytime one of them landed on it. Nasty creatures.

Mount Mawenzi, a sister peak to Kilimanjaro (Kibu) seen from Moshi. One morning we actually saw snow on it. It had snowed during the night, during the hottest time of the year.

Chemistry lesson. Of course there are no books so the teacher has to tell her pupils everything worth knowing.


Boogie dog?

on the back of a pickup truck

construction site

A waterfall of crap! People just litter everywhere. This was once drinking water for both people and animal. Now it's due to different chemicals, poisonous

All cloths we give away are sent down to Africa and then sold (not given away) making the poorest people without cloths. The local industries can't compete with our used socks and knickers and have to close due to what we believe is a good thing

We bought all her bananas

Lake Manyara

also had time for a 2-days safari

Ngorongoro crater, an old vulcano crater at a high altitude filled with life. It's a bit tricky to reach it though. First one have to climb up the vulcano (2000m above sea level) and then one have to climb down the crater. Very interesting journey. The crater was really really dry but the slopes when climbing up to the crater was jungle-like.




Masai football. Never play it barefoot! (which I of course did)

Mount Meru

Mount Kilimanjaro

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Old Posted Nov 9, 2007, 6:23 PM
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WOW! What an incredible journey. Many, Many thanks for sharing that with us. Your photography is excellent and captured so much of the people.
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Old Posted Nov 9, 2007, 6:33 PM
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Very nice I love it. Addis Ababa is the bomb. True Rastas go back to Ethiopia to live! JAH RASTA FARI
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Old Posted Nov 9, 2007, 6:43 PM
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These are awesome photos from and awesome journey. I am a bit jealous to be honest.
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Old Posted Nov 9, 2007, 11:08 PM
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Old Posted Nov 9, 2007, 11:47 PM
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Looks like a great experience. The nature is awsome too.
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Old Posted Nov 10, 2007, 2:10 AM
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Old Posted Nov 10, 2007, 4:12 AM
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Africa is pretty.
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Old Posted Nov 10, 2007, 2:24 PM
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Fantastic photos -- thanks for sharing your trip with us!
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Old Posted Nov 10, 2007, 2:31 PM
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great to see a little of east africa. brings back great memories. thanks.
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Old Posted Nov 10, 2007, 2:35 PM
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Thanks for the photos, better than national geographic.
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Old Posted Nov 10, 2007, 2:58 PM
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This one gave me the chills; it's the best photo thread I've ever seen on this website. I'm just speechless.
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Old Posted Nov 10, 2007, 5:20 PM
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Magnificient pictures - awesome nature, enchanting children - the wonders of Africa, thank you...
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Old Posted Nov 10, 2007, 5:55 PM
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One of the best photo threads of the year. GREAT WORK!
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Old Posted Nov 10, 2007, 7:36 PM
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Gorgeous photos. Africa is such an appealing place.
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Old Posted Nov 10, 2007, 10:36 PM
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Totally amazing! Beautiful sceneries, beautiful portraits (in particular the one whith all the kids). So nice to see those beautiful pics from a part of the world seldom represented in these forums.
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Old Posted Nov 11, 2007, 12:32 AM
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very nice photos. they're all fascinating.
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Old Posted Nov 11, 2007, 3:38 AM
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excellent photos!
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Old Posted Nov 11, 2007, 3:41 AM
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true, very different, but exceedingly high quality subject and execution.

just incredible!
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Old Posted Nov 11, 2007, 4:54 AM
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unbelievable. your photography is truly excellent - the amount of care given to each photo is quite apparent; if you're not a professional photographer you should consider it. i'm also very much in awe of how equally talented you are at capturing both people and landscapes.

as far as the content themselves - wow. the mountains are one thing, every continent has a snow-capped peak or two, but the look in the people's faces shows that even amongst wretched poverty that people are generally meant to just live and be happy. that look has got to be unmistakeably africa.

again, good job, you should be proud.
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