Driving through towns in Tanzania, we often pass signs such as these welcoming us to the town, much like State line signs in the US. I wonder why we found in this town a less than booming real estate market?? It seems no one wants to move to "Mto wa Mbu"! There's plenty of little shops and businesses, but not a lot of houses. Gee.... could it be because the town name is "River of Mosquitoes"? It really is a shock that the people aren't flocking there!
Swahili phrase for the day:
"Karibu Mto wa Mbu" means "Welcome to the River of Mosquitoes."
This one ranks up there with great city names like Stinking Creek, KY and Hell, MI.