This might be coming in a little late, nevertheless, Its a whole new semester at Lehigh! It has been a wonder full summer, and going back home to Tanzania after having stayed a whole year away from it, was worth every moment. Being an international student isn’t all that easy especially, when you live on the other side of the world, and rarely get to go back home due to the astronomical prices for the plane tickets! It was however, great being back home, spending time with family and friends, and off-course getting home cooked meals. NOTHING gets close to home cooked meals! But, time flew and before you knew it three and a half months of quality time was over! It was time to head back to Lehigh!
My journey began by, first flying to the capital, Dar-es-Salaam, since the city that i live in doesn’t happen to have an international airport, to get me to the United States. So early in the morning, I walked out of home with my two heavy suitcases and a giant rucksack on my back (not all that comfortable, and definitely not easy to move around with). Unlike most people at Lehigh, there is only so much of home i can bring back with me! (considering all the weight restrictions on baggage)
For a couple oh hours i was on transit in Dar-es-Salaam airport, which was rather boring, as there wasn’t much to do. it approached my time to board Kenya Airways to start my international trip. we boarded the plane, blah, blah, blah…. and after approximately our flight landed in Nairobi as scheduled. This is where i was very amazed at the state of the airport. only a couple of days before i started my journey, Nairobi airport caught fire and a huge chunk of its arrival terminals were burnt and seriously damaged. it was like a refugee camp, when we got off the plane. after we got off the plane, buses collected us and dumped us in front of this large tarpaulin tent, where there were several other passengers who ha arrived from several other destinations!