My name is Reggie. I'm from California, but I live in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. I'm studying at the University of Dar es Salaam. I volunteer at a primary school in Dar. Let's take a closer look at my everyday life.
Reginald Lee James.
I live at the University of Dar es Salaam, in residence hall number four. My building is called "Block D." The room I share with my roommate has two beds, two desks, two chairs, and two closets. I recently bought some tiles to put on the floor. So now we ask people to remove their shoes before entering.
My family here consists of my roommate and his "roommates." I say his roommates because he's very popular, and our room is the place people like to "hang out." From time to time, this can be problematic. I wake up very early. They like to stay up late! When we talk openly about it, we can resolve little issues like this. Does you family ever have any challenges they have to talk about to resolve?
Depending on where I'm going and how fast I'd like to get there, I decide how I'm going to get around. My main method of transport is the daladala bus system. There are also small, three-wheeled vehicles called bajajs. Motorcycles (called pikipikis) are also popular, but I'm not supposed to ride them due to safety concerns.