Sunday, June 6, 2010

The name of this blog is a wonderful phrase--it means no worries, for the rest of your days. Hopefully it will be enough to extricate myself from the various problems and mishaps I'm bound to have in East Africa, because it's the only Swahili I know. If anyone has any tips for travel/survival in Germany, Uganda, Kenya, and Ethiopia, please feel free to leave a comment!


  1. Unfortunately, the only German I know is "der blaue reiter," which means "the blue writer" (it was an artistic movement at the beginning of the 20th century), so I don't think THAT'S of much use to you...although, who knows!

    Nevertheless...good luck! You're going to have a great time.

  2. A timeless (and potentially life-saving) german phrase: "bitte den affen nicht futtern". Commonly translated as, "Please do not feed the monkey." Also the only German I picked up after being there for 5 days or so.

    I think "hankuna matata" is pretty universal, also. And, you are totally right: the Germans are so DAMN efficient it's frightening/inspiring.

    My suggestions, in all seriousness: Find a biergarten where you can order a glass larger than your head; then order two. Order a plate of miscellaneous meats. Go see a castle! Try to convince them to change the USAFRICOM acronym - it weirds me out.