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“This is Africa!!” Hendrick, our driver, laughed at us as we raised our eyebrows at the long, crawling procession of almost-stationary lorries, buses and 4x4s, all of which seemed to be travelling the very same route as we were. We, the advance team of Volunteer Managers (VMs), were on the journey from the airport at Dar El Salaam, where we had just arrived, to Raleigh Tanzania’s Fieldbase in Morogoro, our home for the next fourteen weeks.
What surprised us most of all was the calmness of the queue of drivers, who, despite the heat, stayed in their vehicles and unwound their windows only to buy nuts from one of the enterprising sellers walking up and down alongside them. No road rage and beeping horns here, it seems!June 4, 2013