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We are Amisadai and Louisa Monger (aged 12 and 10). In 2010, we moved to Tanzania in Africa - look at the map below to see if you can find it! We hope you will enjoy reading about our adventures and looking at our photos! Please don't forget to send us a message too!



Friday, 28 June 2013

Chocolate Brownies and $15 000 Giraffes

Do you know one of the best places to go out for coffee? It is the Greek Club in Iringa! We went there for a treat with Grandma and Grandad! They have the best brownies with strawberries and real cream! And when the adults get their coffee, it comes with real grated chocolate which they let me have in the milk! Yum! There is also a really good playground with a playhouse and swings. If you come to Tanzania, you should go there!

The Greek Club Brownie (without cream)
 
Our new dresses from Grandma (we are doing a silly dance)

Celebrating Dad's Birthday!


Last week we went to Kipepeo Beach in Dar es Salaam. Kipepeo means butterfly in Swahili. We went there with Grandma and Grandad when they were leaving to go back to England. The waves were strong, they knocked over all us in the water! I tried to run back to the shore to beat a big wave. But it beat me and knocked me right under the water. We have been learning about coasts and the seaside with Grandma. We learned about sand dunes and cliffs and creatures. At Kipepeo, it was very sandy - the sand was very hot and burned our feet! There are lots of jelly fish there, but we didn't get stung. We saw fish swimming below us in the clear water and fishermen with their nets. 

Kipepeo Beach
 
It was so crowded getting on the ferry on our way to Kipepeo!
On the way home from Dar, we saw lots of animals in the gamepark. A giraffe crossed the road in front of us. It was good that we didn't hit it, because then we would have to pay $15 000!

Here is a list of what you have to pay if you hit animals on the road through the gamepark. Most expensive is a twiga (giraffe) and a tembo (elephant). But you would not kill an elephant I don't think, because they are so BIG!
 
Today I had to say good bye to my friend, Kaiya. She is going back to Australia until January. She is seven years old like me and we love playing together. I am going to miss her.

 


4 comments:

  1. I like the word Kipepeo. It rolls off the tongue! In Sesotho (one of the official languages in South Africa) the word for butterfly is serurubele. It is also a lovely word! I also like the word for a frog: segwagwa. It sounds like a frog, doesn't it?
    Linda

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    1. We think segwagwa is a great word! The Swahili word for frog is "Chura" ... not so good!

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  2. How much fine do you think mama would have to pay if she hit a squirrel while she was driving John Deere? I'll warn her to be careful. Lol papaxxx

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  3. I think she should pay $2. If she pays you, you could go to Tim Hortons and get a donut. Love Louisa

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