Over the last couple of days the camp has been sent into disarray and mass levels of distrust through the means of a simple game - camp murder. This involves each member of camp having a mission to kill off their friends and leaders in many a peculiar way as each person gets a victim to kill, a weapon to do so and a place in which this has to occur, causing friends to turn against each other in the quest to end up victorious.
This has led to some interesting plots to succeed in some of the more difficult missions such as Jack Waite blocking Karen in a long drop with a wheelbarrow to claim one of the most obscure kills so far.
On the slightly more serious side the classroom is almost up to ring beam height on all sides with only one wall needing another two courses to be ready.
Now that we are nearing the level of the ring beam the workload is starting to level off meaning that two teams today were able to take a half day off and venture into Mto Wa Mbu to have a look round the vast array of markets. Team 1 ( my team ) were granted the luxury of the afternoon off and were able to actually appreciate the beaming sun rather than loathing the sight of it whilst working.
Whilst we were there we were swarmed by many looky looky men for being perceived as rich wazungus who would obviously love to buy a 5 foot wooden giraffe carving. We struggled through the sea of sellers and eventually made it to the masai market which was full of handcrafted jewellery and lovely paintings, with a quick stop by the local supermarket to replenish some of the Western cravings that many of the teams have gained we headed back on our way to the dust bowl we call home. On the way back we were swarmed once again but this time by a more friendly group of schoolchildren who were intrigued to know all of our names. They also found great amusement in our mispronounced Swahili and were very interested in what we were building and when it will be finished as they were all on their way to the church just next to build site so have seen it build up from the beginning.
All in all it has been a very productive couple of days and a great insight into the more cultural side of Tanzania.