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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  • April 16, 2014 - Counting Hours 2 days ago Yesterday was an emotional day to be in Boston for the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing.  I was glad I was here, though, to watch or listen to the remembrance events in real time. There were so many beautiful words spoken and beautiful songs song and beautiful prayers prayed. It is...
  • April 14, 2014 - One More Week 4 days ago It is hard to believe but we are down to a one week countdown until the BBG joins us in the world!  I am 38 weeks + 1 day pregnant today and tomorrow is my final check up with the doctor.  The more imminent countdown is 4 days until Kristoffer, Grace and Noah arrive in Boston.  To call it "Good"...
  • April 2, 2014 - Stateside Update 2 weeks ago Hi everyone.  Here I am back at my parents' house in Massachusetts.  I left Dar almost one month ago and Kristoffer and the kids will join me here in 2 weeks in 2 days.  In some ways it has been so lovely to be here: lots of great time with my incredibly helpful and supportive parents, satisfied...
  • March 30, 2014 - 36 Weeks 2 weeks ago Hello from Boston! Sorry I am a terrible blogger right now, but today the BBG and I are 36 weeks with 3 weeks and 1 day to go. I have much more to say about our lovely stay in Massachusetts so far - more on that soon, I promise - but for now just wanted to give a shout out to Kristoffer, Grace and...
  • March 10, 2014 - I AMsterdam 1 month ago Had a smooth and easy trip from Dar to Amsterdam.  Dare I say that when you're traveling Business Class you almost don't even want the 9 1/2 hour flight to end!  People have been incredibly friendly to me all the way.  One of my suitcases was extremely damaged (read: ruined) and a wonderful...

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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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