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Monday, February 9, 2015

Allison Woolbert- Heat in a Dry Zone- Africa

What a place to visit- the great Mbabane, Swaziland!

Mbabane, Swaziland weather:  It certainly seems that heat isn't something most people consider but when you talk about Africa, that can be a different story.  Although, Mbabane, Swaziland seems to have a completely different kind of weather.  Three days of rains appear to be coming this week! .
 Event the BBC has a weather forecast for Mbabane.

Site Seeing- Allison could enjoy the Royal Swazi Spa over on Dr Sishayi and Gwamile Street. Maybe that is what needs to be done first in a site seeing venture. has some awesome ideas of where to go!

Language:  Even words in Swahili can be difficult to learn but doable.  I figure with multiple computer languages and Google Translate a person (Like Allison Woolbert) with some base language concepts can learn quite a bit!


Between peers: "Habari!" and the greeted answers, "Nzuri!".
Between peers: "Hujambo?" (Are you fine?) and the greeted answers, "Sijambo!" (I'm fine!)
Young to older: "Shikamoo!" (originally it meant "I touch your feet" as a sign of respect) and the greeted answers, "Marahabaa!" (I acknowledge your respect!).

Personal Pronouns

You (singular)Wewe
You (plural)nyinyi

Anyway, it's going to be a new adventure for anyone who travels to Mbabane.  New people, new languages, new culture- lots of friendly faces though!  Allison Woolbert- traveler, seeker of reality in a new way, of course, if it's on the internet- it's true!


  1. I must say I envy you that part of Africa is on my bucket list be well enjoy

  2. Hope you have a safe, wonderful trip Allison!