Life in Dar

  • 8
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.
Website Social:

Latest Blog Posts »

  • July 24, 2014 - Summer Holiday 15 hours ago Farmor and Hans have been in our neck of the woods for two weeks.  Nothing makes for happier kids during summer vacation than totally dedicated grandparents!  Here are a few scenes from their visit.Picnic Lunch at the BeachMini-vacation at a hotel called Protea Amani Beach on the South Beach of...
  • July 21, 2014 - One Sweet Face 3 days ago Sorry (Mrs. D!) for my absence on the blog these last few weeks.  Kristoffer's mom and Hans are visiting so we've been having a lot of fun.  But 2/3 of the kids in this house don't sleep through the night, and I have also had a sick stomach.  So all of that has not left so much time for...
  • July 4, 2014 - Every Heart Beats True ('Neath the Red, White and Blue) 2 weeks ago It's one of my two least favorite days to be an expat.  I've said it before and I'll say it again...there's just something about The Fourth and Thanksgiving that makes me really believe you should be IN America to celebrate them properly!  The best we could do around here was to sport our...
  • July 2, 2014 - Baby Life 3 weeks ago Aya is 10 weeks old now, and living a pretty good life.  She has been to the beach 3 times.  During her first time, below, she loved the cool breeze.  We definitely brought Aya back to Dar at the right time of year.She was really loving a little time with Rose every day, but now seems to like...
  • July 1, 2014 - A Good Goodbye 3 weeks ago Yesterday we said goodbye to Rose.  First on Friday night her fiance, Marsh, arrived from Kenya to help her get back home with all of her stuff.  It was nice of him to come pick her up.  Then on Saturday afternoon we had a goodbye party where she could invite all of her friends to send her off....

Contest Entries »

  • 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!

Copy and paste code to display the Silver Award Badge:

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!!!

Leave some love for this blog:

Do you think this blog has what it takes to be listed at the top of Expats in Tanzania Blogs?
Please note: only positive or constructive comments will be published. Unnecessary, negative comments won't be published.
  • Facebook
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • RSS feed
  • Facebook

2493 Expat Blogs By Destination

Submit your blog for inclusion!

Recently Added Blogs

Blog posts just in!

  • Kaffee und Kuchen (02 July)
  • Marie in Stitches (02 July)
  • Mita's Views (01 July)
  • Beas Louise (30 June)
  • SchoePrints (27 June)
  • Svinisce, the hidden treasure (25 June)
  • KITTY IN THE CITY (24 June)
  • SomeSeeds - London girl in Barcelona (24 June)
  • Le Mas Abicou (23 June)
  • Raising a Trilingual Child (22 June)