Archive for January, 2015

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Preaching points and Masaii village visits.

      Driving through the village streets of Tungamelenga it was not uncommon to see people in traditional Masaii garb and the next in a mixture of western attire with a Tanzanian flair. The mixture of holding tight to bush culture and the yearning for urbanization worked seamlessly together. Yet the preconceptions we held […]

Appreciating Today: A Look Back

From political prisons to knights in shining armor, today was quite a program for the Gusties in Berlin. After a hearty breakfast and short walk to the U-Bahn (subway), we hopped on the U2 train to Alexanderplatz. Our first destination for the day was Hohenschönhausen, a secluded prison on the outskirts of Berlin that once […]

Venturing through the streets of Berlin

Our time here in Germany keeps disappearing faster and faster each day. It is hard to believe that we only have about a week left in Europe. Oh how the time flys by when you are having fun! Today we had loads of fun throughout all different eras of German History. Two places that I […]

Tungamalenga Village

Written by  Kelsey Harms and Rachel Arnold On the 16th we woke up and headed to Tungamalenga village. The three hour ride there consisted of a very bumpy narrow road. We first arrived to the church being greeted by beautiful songs from the people of their congregation. Mothers and children were dancing and clapping for […]

London’s British Museum

Greetings from London! Today was a great day in this fine city! We started off our morning at the British museum, to which we traveled by the Tube! We did not have to pay to get into the museum, and this is something that is quite common in the United Kingdom, for all things intellectual […]

Churchill war rooms and Hogwarts

Today started out like any other with breakfast at the hotel. We left at about 9:30 and walked to the Churchill War Rooms, also known as the Cabinet War Rooms. The underground m useum was the secret bunker used for the everyday work of the British government, let by Prime Minister Winston Churchill, during the […]

Arrived in Iringa!

Picture from Liz Olson upon arrival in Iringa!    

Diversity in Berlin

Today was all about different cultures and divesity within Berlin. We started off the day be visiting the FHXB Museum where we learned about section of Berlin called Kreuzberg. Within the museum, we walked around on a map of the area and discussed the many different reasons a person might immigrate, both positive and negative. […]

Islam in Germany

Today we learned that Germany and the United States have silimar political issues. Namely- immigration/migration. This morning we visited the FHXB museum in Kreuzberg. We watched a video and had a tour around the Kreuzberg area. Our tour guide was a third generation Turkish Muslim migrant. Many people from Turkey migrated to Germany to be […]

Wednesday January 21st: 1st full day in London!

After spending our first night at the Days inn Waterloo we began our 12th day abroad on Olympic Quest. Today was also special because it was Mary’s birthday as well and including some morning serenading on the bus! We began the day by continuing our bus tour from yesterday and got to see many interesting […]