I blog what I observe around me, and I end up writing on a wide range of subjects including cultural tourism, customs and traditions, travel, and mountaineering. Specifically, what happens in and around the village of Butiama, the birthplace and final resting place of Tanzania's founding president, Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere.
Butiama Bed & Breakfast
Sunday, September 2, 2012
My version of the year 2011 in review: 14 November
I traveled by car from Leipzig to Dresden with Benjamin Leers, the filmmaker who will be shooting his documentary film during our next Mt. Kilimanjaro climb next month.
In the morning we passed through a deserted part of Leipzig on our way to pick Benjamin's colleague, Maurice Housni.
On the autobahn to Dresden I saw, for kilometres on end, windmills generating electricity that feeds into the national grid. The proportion of the consumption of electricity from renewable energies in Germany is expected to reach at least 20 percent by 2020.
At the Africa Week exhibition in Dresden Benjamin Leers and his filming colleague Maurice Housni distributed information on their film documentary project to mark 50 years of Tanzania's independence that will include my participation in climbing Africa's highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro.
The Africa Week was organized by Bob Hooda, top centre, of Power4 Africa and opened by Tanzania's acting High Commissioner in Germany, Ali Siwa, left.
The opening ceremony was preceded by a performance by Jack Panzo, an Angolan musician and percussionist who lives in Dresden.
Continuing with publicizing both their film documentary and our joint Mt. Kilimanjaro climb, Benjamin Leers, left, and Maurice, centre, managed to secure an interview with a local journalist from the daily Dresdner newspaper.
Later, the multi-talented Maurice, picked up a guitar from one of the performers and, with Jack Panzo, performed a song for a lone spectator, right.