Give & Receive = Flow

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As I counted my blessings on our trip to Vegas to help some old friends with their business and lap up a little luxury, I had a huge realisation.

I love giving – my time, my possessions, my expertise and experience, my heart and soul to others. But I have always struggled with receiving!

We are taught to be ‘self sufficient’, do it ourselves, ‘charity’ is weakness. This can lead to shortage mentality: better store it up, grab what’s mine and hold onto it just incase.

But for energy to Flow freely, we must open as much to giving as receiving.
Like positive and negative charge, they work together to create the natural Flow of the universe. Block either and life stagnates.  Opportunity shrivels. Cynicism, fears and lack sets in.

What I have found is that when done with an open heart, with no agenda and without counting the cost – giving IS receiving and receiving IS giving.

So for me, living by Flow & Faith has become one long amazing real life lesson in the miraculous, generous, blessing laden art of both.

THANK YOU to all who have given to us and allowed us to give to them.  May we all make space for many more miracles to unfold and show the world a better way to live in the process. unfold – Who knows we might even change the world.

What’s Next – JUMP!!

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So here we are at the crossroads again – WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT’S NEXT!!

We have said our goodbyes to the families we spent time with over Christmas and our housesitting break is almost over.
After 6 years jumping off jumping off this ‘cliff of uncertainty’ the good news is the fear has been replaced with the twinge of excitement.

Thoughts like ‘ Can we do it? Where will we live? Will we have the resources? are replaced with ‘What miracles will unfold? What difference will we make? What lessons will we learn? Who will we become?’
It seems the more we JUMP the more life shows up and the richer and more satisfying it becomes.

Through our experiment we have come to realize Flow’s ‘job’ or ‘direction’ when we are brave enough to dive in is always to draw us closer to our Truth! To the place we are MEANT to be. To the people we are meant to be with. To our greatest joys, deepest insights, closest relationships and ultimate purpose.
I like to call it our cosmic ‘Sweet spot’ and to struggle or swim against now seems NUTS!

Whats next for you? Don’t Know?………… JUMP!!!

FAITH + FLOW =FREEDOM


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BlueBelle’s Lesson in being of service

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BlueBelle has been emptying dishwashers, making beds, tidying rooms and sweeping floors since she could stand but it still makes me proud to see her taking the initiative and cleaning something she noticed needed doing, rather than waiting to be asked to do it.

The other morning surprised us by cleaning the stove after picking up a mountain of toys and clothes – All of her own accord.

Since much of our life is spent living with others. Helping them through hard times or guiding them back into Flow it’s essential our presence adds value and joy, not mess, worry and stress.

So as a family we have learnt to have a very tidy footprint by treating other people’s places better than our own.
The funny thing is now she likes to  inspect my work like a sergeant major. Running her fingers over the dust,saluting as she goes by and issuing me a score out of 10.

No slacking for the Barkers haha!

Flowing into 2016

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I must admit 1 month ago we were wondering what on earth we were going to do for Christmas once we got back from Africa.

Would we be on our own snuggled up in the van this year. Would we be helping a family or staying with friends.

Being OK with whatever Flows into our life has become lesson 101. Worrying about a worse case scenario only creates the discomfort you are trying to avoid. Whats worse it spirals you into negative emotions and often prevents you seeing the opportunity in the situation you are in .

 So we let go our expectations and relished whatever unfolded.

Flow didnt let us down!  ‘Miraculously we ended up in exactly the place we were most needed.  Plus we had the most WONDERFUL time with family and friends both new and old.

Never be afraid to let Flow guide you. Its when you say ‘bring it on, Good or Bad. I trust either way its for my good that the magic truly begins.


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From 40C African heat to 40F LA Cold – Time to downsize again.

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When you go from 40C African heat to 40F USA Cold; From Kenyan mud hut shic to Hollywood party perfect literally overnight
it can put a strain on the wardrobe.

There is always a battle to declutter the van and decide what’s in and what’s out and it’s hardest when spanning so many ‘cultures’
Buying clothes means less money for adventure, so rather than feeling like we have a limited closet, we like to think of the world as our wardrobe.

BlueBelle willingly culled her toys to share with the poor kids this year, but getting rid of pretty dresses was a little tougher.


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Africa to Amsterdam – Culture shock

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Africa to Amsterdam! What a culture shock.

I am falling in love with civilization all over again. Being away for so long has made all the little luxuries in life we have missed new and exciting again. It’s awesome. I must admit I had a bit of trepidation about going back to the 1st world. How would it feel? Would I be disgusted at the excess ?
When people are spending over a years wage on a pair of shoes or a meal and the ones we just left are starving and live in squalor.

But one of the biggest lessons I have learnt in Africa was that of perspective. Ours changed so much when we were living amongst the poverty.

Whilst I do wish people would consider the plight of others before wasting money on excess, I would just be happy if people at least appreciated the excess they had. Unfortunately though excess does not seem to bring happiness. And thats a lessons we saw first hand in the smiles of our African friends.

Maybe its time to get on a plane and change your perspective. Life too short to not appreciate how great you’ve really got it!!  :-)


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Kids Home Desperately Needs our Help

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FINALLY I am proud to announce I have finished the NEW WEBSITE for the Orphanage….Now this AMAZING story can reach the world.

http://www.kipchamgaachildrenshome.com/

10 years ago Nev Davies found 45 starving, freezing, scared 5yrs old and unders abandoned in a dilapidated old house.

Their situation was so desperate that despite the volatile political situation, roadblocks, soldiers and mass murders in the area Nev took personal responsibility for the welfare of the children.

Hopefully the world will want to HELP THESE KIDS TOO!

Amazing Cheetah Breeding & Volunteer program

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As if our time in Africa was not magical enough we went to check out the Cheetah breeding program. http://www.dewildt.co.za/

What an incredible and worthwhile set up. Literally bred from the edge of extinction there are now dozens here at the sanctuary.
We adopted one as a way of contributing to this amazing cause.

The rest of the time we were literally surrounded by dozens of these amazing creatures.
Sprinting for food, playing, interacting with us.
There is also a volunteer program and this allows you to work with, feed and be a part of the program for a couple of days to a couple of weeks.

There are so many cool volunteer programs out there doing similar.
Working with Elephants, Monkeys, Lions, Eco farms etc –

Why not get out and get involved.  You wont be on your own and their is a HUGE world of possibility out there.

But you won’t find it stuck at home. Step out of your comfort zone, DIVE IN – Flow will NEVER let you down!


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13 hours on a bus and new Perspective

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WOW – 13 hours on a bus almost non stop, with no air conditioning from Kenya to Tanzania.
Only got 1 “Are we there yet?” From BlueBelle.

I think she earns her TRAVELER FIRST CLASS stripes dont you

Then there was the hotel

“Jeez what a dump. They haven’t touched this place for 50 years” I thought as I walked in the room of the very OLD and Dodgy hotel we ended up in the other day

BlueBelle turned with a big smile and said “WOW daddy this place is AMAZING. It’s like I’m living in the old fashioned times. How long can we stay”!!
Next day on the way out she added “Dad is the next hotel going to be as beautiful and quaint as this”

Gotta love the perspective of innocence


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Eco BackPackers ROCKS!

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Occasionally we do reviews of things we think are just awesome.

Distant Relatives Backpackers in Kalifi is one of the most awesome places we have stayed. A total Eco experience it rivaled many 5 star places we have stayed.

The attention to detail, outdoor bamboo showers, awesome rooms, cool boho wooden furniture, great food and fab staff really make you feel like you are living the ‘eco traveler dream’.

It really was way too good an experience not to mention if like us you are looking for all the best, budget ways to see the world. So If you go to kenya GO HERE. You will love it.

Friday night pizza night – The cherry on the top of the whole experience.

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Chaos & fish heads in Dar es Salaam

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A heaving seething sea of humanity, squalor, colour, exhaust, grime, poverty and pretty awesome street side chapattis to make life just a little bit better. Dar es,’ west Africa is a reminder that sometimes ‘civilization’ for the few has a way of making life a lot less civilized for the masses.

This place really is INSANE and BlueBelle experienced eating her first whole fish head in the very stinky outdoor fish markets .
Not sure if she was going to blow the whistle on it or not.

Despite the chaos and 2 taxi drivers ripping us off most of the people were lovely and it really made me appreciate that even having nothing as we do we still have so much

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Set up a Micro biz to Feed a Village

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We set up a small Micro Biz for some literally dirt poor villagers

They can not read or write and are lucky to get 1 meal of ‘gruel like maize a day’. Fish makes a huge difference to their children’s lives and development and they are desperate to get a fishing boat and net to feed their families.

Despite the hardships they have a wonderful generous and happy spirit and were so kind to us even though they had nothing, so we wanted to give back

Don’t just give a gift this Christmas – Give something that will change a family and a villages life FOREVER

PLEASE Check out their new Micro Biz
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African Beauty Routine Rocks

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My African beauty regime

No need for pedicures – just go bare foot. EVERYWHERE.
The warm stones, sand & rough grass somehow smooth away cracked heels and calluses like a pro…..Who knew!!!

Forget about makeup – it slides off in 2mins anyway. Clean skin gets a peachy glow naturally and you wonder why you ever thought you needed concealer in the first place.

Embrace the sarong – its too hot for anything else. 3 different sarongs and you’ll never ask what to wear

Skip the salon – the price of a hair colour feeds a village for 2 months…….But don’t panic…the sun seems to be doing it for me, that or the grey’s are finally coming through.

Any way I look at it, I just saved $500!……… Hakuna Mutata

 

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When Cheap becomes Priceless

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Trip to the local markets.
Taxi $1
Shoes $2
Jeans $3
Sarong $3
Lunch 50c
Smiles  a laugh and another adventure Free & PRICELESS
Who needs ‘civilization’!!!

 

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Webinar- BEGINNER’S GUIDE to Finding Your Flow

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RECORDING of our ABC Beginners Flow webinar. https://youtu.be/rf3b1azZq1M

NEW- BEGINNERS GUIDE to Finding Your Flow –
Webinar Thurs 19th Nov 8pm
All Welcome – Limited Free Spaces – Q&A FORMAT 45 min ONLY

WHICH WOULD YOU PREFER –
To eat the crumbs of life or dine at the banquet?
To be guided by what you ‘Love’ or to struggle in what you ‘Fear’

How can Flow change every part of your life for the better
What is Flow and why is it so important to feeling truly happy and fulfilled
How can I bring more Flow into my life when I am struggling
How does Flow work for you day to day
How does Flow help to make better decisions
How does Flow open up opportunity you would never have expected?
How does Flow help me follow my heart more fearlessly?
How can I teach my kids to be in Flow
How does Flow cure depression, worry and many illnesses
And MANY MORE Questions we are asked all the time.
You will also be able to ASK YOUR OWN Q’s LIVE

Here is the RECORDING  https://youtu.be/rf3b1azZq1M

You can Teach a Man to Spear Fish

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You can give a man a fish and he’ll eat for the day
Or you can help him build a speargun from scratch and his whole family will eat forever.
One very happy man Friday with his new custom built spear gun. Courtesy of the Geoff African Flow Foundation haha

Its Amazing what you can do with some wood, rubber and metal. But some of the parts cost a weeks wage for him and his kids badly need the nutrition so rather than just buying his family food we decided this was the way to go.
I smell Barbecue Snapper for lunch

DIRT POOR – What a way to live. But happy!

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Yesterday I learnt how to build a mud hut.
All the local kids thought it was hilarious to see a white man getting his hands dirty.
Here are some ‘fun facts’ about where we are living.
– The average person here survives on $3 a day.
– That can be for a 7am – 6pm shift often in the hot sun
– Rent costs about $5 a year for a mud hut like this. Most people live this way
– A bag of maize flour costs 70c and feeds a family for 3 days if they eat one meal a day.
– Everything else costs almost as much as the west! So unable to afford fruit, milk and eggs many of the kids are small for their age.
-Electricity comes and goes when it feels like it if they are lucky enough to have it (Which most aren’t)
-Water goes off for a week at a time forcing people to use salt water from bore holes

Having said that once you get used to being a bit dusty and eating sitting in the mud your perception on ‘poverty’ changes.
The amazing thing is mostly they don’t think of themselves as poor at all!

 

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Learning to live like the Locals

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Yesterday I learnt how to build a mud hut.
All the local kids thought it was hilarious to see a white man getting his hands dirty.

– The average person here survives on $3 a day.
– That can be for a 7am – 6pm shift often in the hot sun
– Rent costs about $5 a year for a mud hut like this. Most people live this way
– A bag of maize flour costs 70c and feeds a family for 3 days if they eat one meal a day.
– Everything else costs almost as much as the west! So unable to afford fruit, milk and eggs many of the kids are small for their age.

Having said that once you get used to being a bit dusty and eating sitting in the mud your perception on ‘poverty’ changes.

The amazing thing is mostly they don’t think of themselves as poor at all!

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Giving more than they have

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It’s been very eye opening helping out some of the locals.
Yesterday they put on a ‘slap up’ meal for us as a welcome to their village.

It was hand pounded maze and bean stew cooked in a pot that had seen better days.

These guys eat once a day if they are lucky but their hospitality, friendship, generosity and attitude to life in general puts our ‘all about me’ western attitude to shame.

They gave us what they did not have. How may of us are prepared to do that for strangers.

We feel completely changed by our adventures over here, and the Lessons in Flow keep flooding in!

 

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Leaking local boats & Nature’s own Vit C

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Went out with a local fisherman in his dug out catamaran. What an awesome boat.

Heavy as hell and leaked like a sieve but so peaceful and cleverly put together with old wood and rope.

While we were out we solved one of our problems – How to get vitamin C powder.  It cost over $17 for 10 Berocca, so we had to do it the natural way.
Turns out a superfruit was lying right at our feet all the time.

With a rock hard shell the Baobab tree fruit is bitter and a little like sucking sour sherbert out of a stone. But they are everywhere.
Who needs Blackmores!

Finding Families in the Flow

 

I must admit that when we first gave it all away and stepped out my ‘faith’ in faith was shaky to say the least. 
What I knew was that what I wanted from life was not in the direction I had been going. So I figured we would do an experiment! 
THANK GOODNESS WE DID .
Since we have taken the time to LISTEN & follow our flow. Even when logic dictated otherwise we have met with the most amazing experiences and some of the nicest most generous and loving people we have ever met in our lives.
We could never have engineered these events and friendships with logic simply because we did not know they existed .
And here lies the most profound secret of Flow & Faith. It begins where our ‘logic and knowledge’ ends
I can not imagine our lives without these wonderful people who have literally materialised into our adventure through various ‘cosmic confluences’.

And I can also now not imagine life without faith.

I have no words to express our gratitude for their hospitality, kindness, love, generosity and friendship.

Here are just a few Loraine, Annelize Lundall, Ti-Me, Francis, Vian and little Matty,

Regina, Ava, Jenn, Rob, Rosa, Benji, Devra,

 

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BlueBelle stung by killer centipede

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BlueBelle woke up screaming from the sting of an African centipede that can kill small children.
This thing is 6+ inches and like a pitbull. You can’t kill it. She was in intense pain and my heart skipped a beat.

We were told by the doctor (who miraculously happened to be having dinner next door) that she was fit, so it wasn’t fatal, but she would have a golf ball sized welt and severe pain for 5 days.
We gave her some meds and did some of the healing work we have learnt over the last 3 months in Africa.
She slept like a baby and next day, to our astonishment, woke – not a mark on her, 100% . Even her cold had gone. What a relief!

We have learnt that following the Flow does not spare us the ‘slings and arrows’ of life.
We are often brought to that crossroad – ‘DO YOU TRUST’? Will we choose Fear or Love?
But it’s in those moments we have found our greatest growth occurs and last night was a perfect example of this.

Deeply grateful that she is well. I am also grateful for the reminder of the power of connecting.

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Are they laughing at us or with us?

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Getting Jiggy with our new friends at the local village Knees up.
Coconut wine (sounds better than it is) ,
Warm beer (sounds worse than it is)
and good spirits.

BlueBelle was a trooper, with everyone woman over 50 wanting to dance with her and a gaggle of 20 kids following her every move.

Bessie and BlueBelle had spent the day practicing shopping like a locals and our efforts were greeted with giggles and curious looks.

Fitting in here is much easier than we expected. It seems they are not used to having white people want to do what they do. But its fun watching their faces as we make a hash of things they do so easily.

Not sure if they are laughing at us or with us haha :-)

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Watch out Bindi – BlueBelle the New Nature Gal!

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Watch out Bindi.
BB making friends with the natives. She has even made peace with the bat in her bedroom and named it “Naughty”

Then there was the Tiger snake in the kitchen, our african welcome committee at our new place.

No glass on any windows so a multitude of criters from giant bugs  to monkeys paying us a visit every morning

BlueBelle named the snake ‘slippy’ just before daddy chopped his head off and the Monkies were Henry, Ann, Elizabet, William……Yes a Royal theme going on me thinks.

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Amazing healing from deadly snake bite

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This week I saw Kiki the dog bitten by a snake.
Convulsing, heart fibrillating, moments from death she was brought back from the brink by my friend and healermichellerichmond.com.au

Even the vet refused to come over as he said it would be dead by the time he got there.
It’s one thing to attribute ‘spiritual healing’ as placebo on a person but……..This was a dog!!

We are lucky to be sharing some amazing time and insights with Michelle who cured herself of cancer and has made it her mission to heal many others.

After reading the latest science research on placebo and spiritual healing, I have a strong new respect for it.

There is clearly MUCH more going on that we know and it looks like science and spirituality are finally meeting once again. Exciting times

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The scary TRUTH the ‘Self help’ books won’t tell you!

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I was once told by a well-known spiritual teacher, “Geoff, the public can’t handle the truth about living authentically. It won’t sell books so why tell them”.  They were probably right.

Luckily we have nothing to lose, so here goes.

It’s easy to idealize the idea of ‘following your heart’ with touchy feely slogans about the universe, and happy snappy photos like our Life Change Experiment Facebook posts.

BUT this glosses over the reality!  The choices that lead to these post usually begin with a blood curdling, terrifying ride, way outside of our comfort zones into insecurity, uncertainty and fear!

You see, TRUE Authentic living does NOT come from simply doing what you love or being true to your ‘self.’In fact its often the opposite.

Put a kid in a candy shop and tell them ‘be true to yourself’ and watch the results.  I spent years doing what I ‘loved’ wondering why I was so unhappy.

Authentic living asks a lot more of us than simply “do what you love!” It asks “will you ‘DIE’ to experience what you truly love!  (Yes this is the part they don’t like to mention) But what does that mean?

QUOTE – “When you are willing to ‘die’ to who you THINK you are – who you TRULY are can LIVE”.

It is our ‘identity,’ ‘who we think we are,  that prevents us from living our truth! It wants to keep us sure, important, validated and safe.

Authentic life is the opposite. It will challenge you daily, often to the core. Break down your ideas of your self and throw you in the deep end. It is the proverbial smelting pot of the soul!

Put your focus on that small quiet voice drawing you towards the that thing that’s scary, illogical, impractical, nerve wracking, foolish, embarrassing.  Follow it like following a blind man off a steep cliff into a dark abyss, without a safety net.  You know there is a deeper truth within it . Wholeheartedly embrace this ‘spiritual surgery’ life performs on the willing and Magic happens!……..CONNECTION

Fears evaporate. Inspiration, love, resources, peace, joy, solutions even miracles unfold….. The POWER OF THE UNIVERSE finally has room to work through us!

So living Authentically is definitely not some touchy feely safe spiritual cliche. It is a confronting, deeply challenging, utterly ASTOUNDING  DANGEROUS, DELICIOUS, ride to a far more fulfilling life than anything our little ‘ol’ frightened identities could have conjured.

Are you willing to live authentically NOW?

 

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How on Earth did we end up in Zanzibar

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The adventures here have unfolded in an incredible way. Only a week ago we had no idea we would be here. We did not have the resources or a plan or any way to get here and yet HERE WE ARE. Making new friends with a Masai warrior and helping out some of the locals has opened up all sorts of adventure including hanging out with Giant Tortoise, Red Monkeys and Swimming with dolphins.

Bluebelle had her first snorkeling lesson swimming with the dolphins in 50 ft deep open water. Thanks again to Aben for the incredible experiences.
– Go FLow

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Face to Face with The Gruesome Facts of Life

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Today we came in contact with two of the more gruesome facts of life

BlueBelle wanted to visit the gruesome meat markets twice to see the cow heads brains tongues and fly ridden carcasses.
I was less enthusiastic.
She mixed in like a local. Insisted on eating the odd looking ofal and has already made a bunch of friends.
Then we walked the slave route and learnt about the gruesome side of human nature

Now she wants to be like Livingston and help the oppressed.
Watch out world.

 

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Lessons in blending In

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BESSIE :- I decided to do a little experiment and wear Muslim attire in Zanzibar.
One – I’m all up for total cultural immersion and since we unknowingly arrived on Eid – the Muslim holiday it seemed fitting…
But I was also rather curious as to how I would feel. Repressed, free?

What happened next really surprised me. I slipped it on and felt an instant cover of protection. It somehow made me feel untouchable. The get up seemed to demand respect & locals were appreciative and respectful.

Whilst it’s not necessarily the same for Muslim women who wear it everyday – as a first timer I found it strangely liberating, airy, cool, practical and protective.

Its interesting to me that the bible instructs women to cover their heads too. I wonder why more women dont?
Maybe I’ll take it on holiday more often