Thursday, January 27, 2011

January 25, 2011

Leaving after breakfast at the Pamoja Expedition Lodge, we headed out to tackle Arusha’s markets.  Traveling by taxi, it was our first chance to experience the liveliness of the city.  Ready to haggle, students were set loose to browse through rows upon rows of vendors with the help of Maggie, one of our guides.  Students walked away with jewelry, spears, textiles, and handcrafted house wares.  The next location was comprised of a supermarket and several small shops, including a jewelry store operated by Maasai women, a clothing store, and ice cream shop.  Upon returning to the lodge, we had to say goodbye to Maggie.  We will greatly miss her but appreciate all that she has added to our experience here.  The rest of the day was devoted to schoolwork as we prepare for another travel day tomorrow. 

 An example of beads bought in the market in Arusha.
Photo by: Liz Rudkin


  1. Liz,

    Ces perles de toutes les couleurs sont très belles et la photo est superbe! Bravo!


    Love, Théo et Ali

  2. Oh wow! Liz, I didn't have the time to come check the blog, but now that I do, I am amazed to see all the wonderful adventures you keep experiencing every day! You guys are so lucky!!!!
    Not to mention your picture, which I find so nice. The combination of all these colors is very beautiful!
    I hope you are enjoying every minute of it!

    Take care of yourself!
    Love you!

  3. Hi Lizzie!
    It sounds like you had quite a day in the city and at the market. Hope it was fun and all is going well.
    Mom and Mocha

  4. Beautiful, beautiful beads! I can't imagine the time taken to make such a beautiful piece. Thanks for sharing :)

  5. Elizabeth - loved the picture, love all the colors and patterns! Keep the photos coming - can't wait to see all of them. Can't wait to see you too!
    Love ya

  6. Hi Dana, I bet you had a fabulous time at the market checking all the jewelry,these people are very talented making those colorful beads!
    Sorry for your rough trip back to Amaniyesterday. I guess these events teach us to have patience.Looking forward to see what you experience tomorrow.Absorb it all, Kid, I know you're enjoying every minute of it,
    Love, Guela & Guelo