Coming from a land of buildings, I assume that structures and walkways are fairly permanent. When I first arrived in Tabora I spent a bit of time making a map of the place, marking out all of the houses and trees and paths.
However, I have now come to see that this place is a much more dynamic environment than I originally assumed. I have seen about 10 houses torn down or built in my time here. Because the houses are built wherever there’s space and not necessarily next to a street and sidewalk, as they are in the US, a new house can grow in an unexpected place and really change the paths you use to get around…
post continues at http://lifeasajamie.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/ebb-and-flow/