So I'm going to Tanzania in two weeks.
It would of course be totally banal and stupid to marvel at how different from each other these countries are, how much diversity there is in this huge continent. Fortunately, I seem to lack the gene that codes for "care if I look stupid". Frickin' Africa, man. Senegal was nothing like Uganda, which in no way resembles the Congo, while Burundi was its own little slab of strange.
I'm tempted to do a general Africa post, but I think I'd like to wait until I'm back from Tanzania. So, sometime in February.
Meanwhile, I just got back from the dentist. Because I do have the Crappy Teeth Gene. My dad had bad teeth, and so does almost everyone on that side of the family. You don't want me to go into detail, but let's just say the local dentist here in Fladungen -- there is just one, and he's Claudia's first cousin -- is already accustomed to us calling him and saying, "Doug has to go to Africa in two weeks, and he just cracked a tooth."
Anyway. If any of you have spent any time in Dar Es Salaam or Dodoma, I'll be interested.