Saturday, June 20, 2009

Real Estate Crisis?

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.

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