Made it to Dar!! Dar is HOT! Had a physical today, a dentist appointment tomorrow, and then I’m pretty much done with my mid-service conference (with possibly a movie, bowling, and wonderful food in-between…life is hard).
The entire way to the train, my friend Dani and I sang R. Kelly’s song, “Ignition” in anticipation. We changed the lyrics a little and kept singing/dancing “Can I get a choo choo?” All the Tanzanians on the coaster kept looking at us funny. Who wouldn’t look at 2 white girls singing and dancing on a bus? When we finally made it to the town, the other friend we were with was like, “I am pretty sure choo choo (or chuchu) means something in Swahili.” We went to look it up. Yes, in fact, chuchu means nipple. Ha, whoops. The train, minus the fact that it was 11 hours late and arrived to pick us up at 2:00 am, rather than 3:00 pm, was pretty sweet. It took (after waiting for it for a lot of hours) almost a full 24 hours to get to Dar, but we made it. They even gave out cough drops as candy in each of the cars.
Let’s get a beep beep for that.