Archive for 2009

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Can you hear me now?

One thing I’ve noticed here is the surprising regularity of cell phones.  In a developing nation one thing you would not expect to see is phones.  But they are everywhere here.  At the college most people seem to have them as do many in the city.  And, as I’ve been told, the coverage is very […]

Close Enough

Tanzania is the land of approximation.  The lifestyles, products and mindsets of Tanzania are all very approximate.  What I mean is Tanzania proscribes a different set of ideals and protocol to its people and products. For example, if you happen down to the lumber store in Tanzania you’re bound to find irregular boards and sheets […]

Big Ben, Freeze, Camden Market and sushi

So London, it’s amazing. We left here around ten thirty or so and got on our flight and arrived at our hotel around five, starving.  Where upon we were all hungry which caused a mass exodus from the hotel towards anything that sold food.  A few of my friends convinced me Indian food was a […]

Happy Diwali!

Hey folks! For most of us, last weekend was a relaxed one filled mostly with leisurly reading and exchanging stories from our field visits. We have been making our own dinner on the Sundays that we are here in Bangalore in order to give Clara, the fabulous Visthar head cook, a break. It had been […]

Computer Science 101

While in Tanzania, I had a plan of volunteering.  I thought I might be able to do some promotional photography for the college and volunteer at a local school.   So last week I got started on finding where I could volunteer. Starting to volunteer is not as easy a project as I had imagined.  I […]

Hello! Hello!

Brendan Wilkes here! Sorry about this post being a bit late, the internet wasn’t being nice before departing for our week long stay, but now it’s ready to go! It’s hard to believe we’ve been in beautiful India for an entire month now. This week we put the cap stone on our first course titled […]

Rain and Rugby

This past weekend we went to a Rugby game in Moshi.  Football (soccer) is the true game of Tanzania – and the world – but Rugby is gaining popularity.  Introduced in Kenya during the colonial period it has since spread south and is becoming common in Tanzania.  So down the hill we went to Moshi.  […]

Tamil Nadu

Here what the other half of the group was up to last week Monday, October 5, 2009 Today I, along with seven other students and two Visthar staff members traveled to the state of Tamil Nadu, the most southern state in India. We left at 5:30 am and had a beautiful two and a half […]

Top Cat of the Burren

So this week has been rather uneventful.  However tomorrow we leave for london for four days! We’re all really excited, plenty of museums are on the docket but we’ll also have some free time to do some fun stuff. We have a cat that lives on campus, and he likes to hang out in my […]

Freiburg, Berlin, Latvia, Swiss Alps, Belgium, and Paris, Oh My!

Guten Tag once again Friends, Family, Faculty, Gusties, and those interested in my worldly travels, To remind you of who I am since I have not been blogging as frequently as I should, my name is Eric Cronin and I am a junior Gustie and I am studying the European Union in Freiburg, Germany this Fall in […]