Today, we woke up at 6:30 and left to go on a hike in the mountains in Morogoro.
We started out and walked along the road. There were a lot of village people walking down the mountain to bring bananas and other things into town. The women would balance a huge basket of bananas on their head. They let us lift one of them to feel how heavy they were, and they must have been at least 30 pounds... here are a few pictures. It was difficult to get any good ones because they didn't like pictures, so we had to be secret about it.
We hired a man from one of the villages to be our guide on the hike. His name was Clinton. We paid him 20,000 shillings, which is about 12 dollars. Most of them make around 5 dollars a day, so that was pretty good money for him. 
We walked through many villages during the hike. The higher we got, the poorer the people got. (it's opposite in the united states)
 


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Hannah Brown :)
06/19/2013 2:33pm

Jambo paka! (I think that means hello cat, but I'm not sure)
This is so awesome, i'm pretty darn jealous right now,
but i hope you're having fun!

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Lindsay
06/21/2013 8:32pm

What a wonderful hiking day! Your photos are so clear and it's so fun to see where you went. Did you go into the stream like your guide? The women carrying the baskets on their heads seem so calm about it.

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