Driving Adventure

Have you ever driven a car in a country where they drive on the left side of the road? It is not just that they drive on the left side of the road, you shift gears with the left hand, the steering wheel is on the right side of the car, and the turn signal lever is on the right side of the steering wheel. To make a left turn you push up on the right-hand side lever. Until I got used to thinking upside down and backwards, whenever I wanted to make a left turn, the windshield wipers would come on.

In Tanzania one drives on dusty, rocky, dirt roads while occasionally dodging donkeys, goats, cows, bicyclists, and children. The countryside is SO beautiful. I love these drives into the country.

Yesterday, Happy and I drove one hour from town to visit two secondary schools. We are looking at other schools and meeting headmasters to determine the sites of our installations in 2012. Of course every school is eager to have computers. We are warmly welcomed wherever we go.


  1. What wonderful adventures you are having–i laughed out loud about the driving, since I will be doing that soon in England. my palms are sweaty already.
    continue sharing your happiness and your work,
    metaphysical hugs coming your way,

  2. If I'm not mistaken, there are some Asian countries that do the same thing. They drive on the left side. Hmm… If you're a driver who is used to driving at the right, you will need to adjustment if go to places which implement left side driving.

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