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All posts by Claire Liew

A Big Fat Tanzanian Wedding

Posted by: Claire LiewMon, 29 Apr 2013

Finally the date of the biggest wedding since Will and Kate's had arrived. It happened in Nyangao and I was invited. I had my £6 ticket and a new outfit and wasn't thrown by the last minute change of date. I received my official invitation the day before - a yellow, plastic biro with a pull-out scroll confirming the location and time - very secret service.

Long Live the NHS

Posted by: Claire LiewThu, 18 Apr 2013

But you may call me Clara...

Posted by: Claire LiewTue, 16 Apr 2013

This is my new name, here in Tanzania. Claire was proving too difficult to pronounce so we have settled on a more exotic adaptation. I enjoy it when someone exasperates "Oh, Claaaara!" after I've said something inappropriate, yet again.

Hamna hela and a little bit of hatari*

Posted by: Claire LiewTue, 16 Apr 2013

*No money and a little bit of danger

TIT: This Is Tanzania

Posted by: Claire LiewTue, 16 Apr 2013

Haraka-haraka, habina baraka!

Posted by: Claire LiewSat, 13 Apr 2013

*Speed-speed, is without blessing. I don't think the dala dala drivers know this.

Not quite like Grey's Anatomy

Posted by: Claire LiewSat, 13 Apr 2013

Nuns wear NIKE too

Posted by: Claire LiewSat, 13 Apr 2013

One month in and it feels like I have been here so much longer. It was my first full 5 day week on placement. Spent a morning in the CTC clinic (Care and Treatment Centre) dishing out medication to adults with HIV/AIDS. Children and pregnant women come another day. So many patients. 

Not the only muzungu in the village

Posted by: Claire LiewThu, 11 Apr 2013

Claire Liew blogs about her two-year adventure with VSO at St Walburg’s Hospital in rural Tanzania. 

Heri za Krismas na mwaka mpya

Posted by: Claire LiewThu, 11 Apr 2013

Claire Liew blogs about her two-year adventure with VSO at St Walburg’s Hospital in rural Tanzania.   

A-FREAK-HER

Posted by: Claire LiewThu, 11 Apr 2013

Claire Liew blogs about her two-year adventure with VSO at St Walburg’s Hospital in rural Tanzania.

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