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30-07-2014, 05:44 PM
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Your blog is really neat! Not only is your trip interesting but you have a good narrative style. Also, with that video of driving through Arusha, I vow to not complain about traffic again even as I learn to drive in Columbia in rush hour. By the way, do you have any idea how bad wrecks are there or how often they occur? I'm just curious, seeing how traffic seemed to flow despite people cutting people off and forcing themselves into traffic.

For the social thing, maybe try a class if you can't find a secular group? Like a martial art or something. I sort of can't say much to be honest. In college, I found a group of nerds to be with but out of college, I find myself alone. I'm naturally introverted but I do feel that need to be around others in a physical sense as apposed to just online conversation. I think once I get relocated, I'm going to search for a group myself or go get myself involved in something.

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30-07-2014, 06:14 PM
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(30-07-2014 08:05 AM)ghostexorcist Wrote:  I'm not in Africa anymore. I did find and excavate a partial radius of a Paranthropus boisei, a member of the robust Australopithecines. It's the second specimen yet known. It is currently being held in the national museum in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. As for the many fossils littering the surface of the Gorge, the professors told us to "take pictures, leave footprints." They claim taking fossils home for personal collections is a slippery slope.

That is just as awesome, though they ended up becoming extinct instead of being the ancestors of the aliens homo sapiens sapiens.

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30-07-2014, 09:13 PM
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(30-07-2014 05:44 PM)Miss Suzanne Wrote:  Your blog is really neat! Not only is your trip interesting but you have a good narrative style. Also, with that video of driving through Arusha, I vow to not complain about traffic again even as I learn to drive in Columbia in rush hour. By the way, do you have any idea how bad wrecks are there or how often they occur? I'm just curious, seeing how traffic seemed to flow despite people cutting people off and forcing themselves into traffic.

For the social thing, maybe try a class if you can't find a secular group? Like a martial art or something. I sort of can't say much to be honest. In college, I found a group of nerds to be with but out of college, I find myself alone. I'm naturally introverted but I do feel that need to be around others in a physical sense as apposed to just online conversation. I think once I get relocated, I'm going to search for a group myself or go get myself involved in something.

Thanks for the kind remarks. As I stated on the blog, what is shown in the video is quite tame compared to some of the stuff I saw. Surprisingly, I didn't see a single accident. It was like every vehicle was covered in oil. I was amazed; it was total chaos at times, but a sort of structured chaos.

School is currently out until the end of August. I'm trying to find ways to make new friends before it starts. I made plenty of friends in the field school, but they all live far away from me, sadly. The girl across the hall from me in my apartment is pretty nice. I may ask her if she wants to hang out sometime.

(30-07-2014 06:14 PM)Metazoa Zeke Wrote:  That is just as awesome, though they ended up becoming extinct instead of being the ancestors of the aliens homo sapiens sapiens.

Thanks. Some scientists believe they were food specialists and died out due to climatic changes to the environment. Their main food source, corms and the like, supposedly died out.
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31-07-2014, 04:00 PM (This post was last modified: 31-07-2014 04:07 PM by GirlyMan.)
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(27-07-2014 11:37 PM)ghostexorcist Wrote:  Those who donated still have to claim their sand.

Just got my sand. So fucking cool.
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Now just gotta figure out how to trade-up for one of them badass spears. Big Grin

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31-07-2014, 05:24 PM
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(31-07-2014 04:00 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(27-07-2014 11:37 PM)ghostexorcist Wrote:  Those who donated still have to claim their sand.

Just got my sand. So fucking cool.
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Now just gotta figure out how to trade-up for one of them badass spears. Big Grin

Good to hear. Others who donated money can claim theirs in a PM. If I do the field school again next year, I'll take orders for spears. How about that?
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31-07-2014, 10:13 PM
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Here are two of the souvenirs I bought while abroad. The first is a baboon carving. The second is a gazelle carving. The place where I purchased these had all sorts of animal carvings, weapons, and nic nacs. I could have chosen anything from giraffes to elephants, but the gazelle was, in my opinion, the jewel of the bunch. It stands nearly 14 inches tall. I paid the equivalent of $15 for it. It would have cost many times that amount if I had purchased it in the states.

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31-07-2014, 10:33 PM
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Speaking of baboons, they were everywhere in the Ngorongoro crater. Here are some examples. Several pics are blurry because they were taken from a moving vehicle. Others were taken outside and within a few meters of the individuals.

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07-08-2014, 08:55 AM
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This is the 4th blog. It took me longer to post it since I've been super busy the last few days.

http://anapeinafrica.wordpress.com/2014/...mp-part-1/
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13-08-2014, 12:54 PM
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Here is the next blog. The follow up post will be short. I didn't want to break this up into three parts, but I'm trying to keep each blog to a certain length to keep readers from getting bored.

http://anapeinafrica.wordpress.com/2014/...mp-part-2/
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13-08-2014, 05:21 PM
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Shoot I thought we hady pushy sales men in America!

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