Life in Dar

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Life in Dar
A former NYC high school teacher, Lisa is an American who is married to a Dane, had two kids in Kenya, and now lives in Tanzania.
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  • June 20, 2015 - Fourth and Final Nordic School Circus 2 months ago This year we saw the Nordic School Circus for the last time.  As always it was a very sweet way to end the year.  Noah's performed as a circus dog - specifically, a Dalmatian.  He took his role very seriously. Especially because he knew he would get a "treat" at the end :)You can see his cute...
  • June 19, 2015 - Hello, Again / School's Out Part 2 3 months ago And then it was Noah's turn to finish up his school year.  This was Noah's third year at Nordic School.   He actually could stay for one more year since he can't start kindergarten until 2016, but we realized that he is ready for a change (and, frankly, so are we).  So he "graduated" from Nordic...
  • June 18, 2015 - Hello, Again / School's Out Part 1 2 months ago Oh My!  It would appear that I have abandoned my new year's resolution to blog more often.  Ugh.  I'm so sorry.  I actually really love writing blogs, but the past few months have been tough over here and it's no fun to just write what I feel are constant complaints.  Kristoffer has travelled...
  • May 22, 2015 - The Giant Pineapple 3 months ago Grace's class played a big role in a Kindergarten Assembly at her school today.  They collaborated on writing a story called "The Giant Pineapple", which they also illustrated and then performed for half of the school and all parents.  Grace was one of the narrators while other children were...
  • May 10, 2015 - Luxury Zanzibar 4 months ago Over the first weekend of May, which is a holiday in Tanzania (May 1 = Labour Day), we went to Zanzibar with some friends.  This Danish family arrived in Dar half a year ahead of us and will be leaving this June; their 6-year-old daughter was Grace's first friend here and continues to be a dear...

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  • Family Rules Writing Contest October 2012 When you move to a different country, the word change is completely insufficient to describe everything you experience compared to your “old life at home”. Since moving to East Africa almost five years ago and making another international move... Expat Blog Awards 2012: Tanzania Silver Award!

This blog won the Silver Award for best expat blog in Tanzania!

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Website Reviews » There are 8 reviews on Life in Dar

Kristi Morris
14:19 PM October 21, 2012

Love your blog Lisa!!!

Kate Ardini
00:42 AM October 22, 2012

One of my favorite blogs to read - Excellent balance of expat perspectives and cultural insight - all while having a "real life" approach.

Christina Pedraza
20:02 PM October 22, 2012

Excellent read!

21:02 PM October 22, 2012

Great blog with awesome insights, fun times and struggles of how one American/Danish family lives in Tanzania.

Becky Chen
23:55 PM October 22, 2012

So interesting on so many topics: parenting, ex-pat daily living, African culture, travel, politics, etc. Always entertaining and real!

Rosemary McCarthy
09:00 AM October 23, 2012

I first read your blog in 2008. I find you focused and that you have kept your writing clear, easy to read and relate to . This has made your blog very engaging at all times. Thank you Lisa.

Tara Wambugu
16:40 PM October 28, 2012

LOVE this blog! Very funny, very personal, and very well-written....

Jean S Wollan
20:24 PM October 31, 2012

If it were not for Lisa Welsein's blog her many fiends and relatives would spend several years worrying instead, we know she and the family are fine and as a bonus we have all learned a great deal about South Africa that may not be learned from a text book no matter how many you read. This blog is simply amazing, educational, funny, heartwarming and informative and while it is personal - it should, be picked up by some publisher so readers, in addition to friends and relatives, might have the benefit and privilege of this extraordinay narrative! I guess you might say I like it - NO I LOVE IT!!!

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