Yesterday I came across these dinosaur looking birds. .
They are Malibu Storks.
I seriously wondered if I had gone back in time to the dinosaur era lol they look so much like pterodactyls to me haha
I call the Tanzania’s Ibis or Africa’s trash bird lol as wherever there was trash they seemed to be hanging out.
Oh I also saw one have a fight with a COW lol that’s one for the reverse bucket list. Never thought I would see a giant bird fight a cow haha
Maasai society is strongly patriarchal in nature, with elder men, sometimes joined by retired elders, deciding most major matters for each Maasai group. A full body of oral law covers many aspects of behavior. Formal execution is unknown, and normally payment in cattle will settle matters. An out-of-court process is also practiced called 'amitu', 'to make peace', or 'arop', which involves a substantial apology. Themonotheistic Maasai worship a single deity called Enkai or Engai. Engai has a dual nature: Engai Narok (Black God) is benevolent, and Engai Na-nyokie (Red God) is vengeful. There are also two pillars or totems of Maasai society: Oodo Mongi, the Red Cow and Orok Kiteng, the Black Cow with a subdivision of five clans or family trees. The maasai also has a totemic animal which is the lion however, the animal can be killed. The way the Maasai kill the lion differs from trophy hunting as it is used in the rite of passage ceremony.The "Mountain of God", Ol Doinyo Lengai, is located in northernmost Tanzania and can be seen from Lake Natron in southernmost Kenya. The central human figure in the Maasai religious system is the laibon whose roles includeshamanistic healing, divination andprophecy, and ensuring success in war or adequate rainfall. Today, they have a political role as well due to the elevation of leaders. Whatever power an individual laibon had was a function of personality rather than position. Many Maasai have also adopted Christianity andIslam.The Maasai are known for their intricate jewelry and for decades, have sold these items to tourists as a business.
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Took the ferry to cross over a part of Lake Victoria 🌊
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𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙬𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙮 𝙛𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙮𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙤𝙡𝙙 𝙬𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙣
“Mitnay waali dunya ka aetbar karta hai, kia samajh kar aakhir tu isay pyar karta hai.
Apni apni fikron main har koi ulja hai,
zindagi haqeeqat main kia hai kon samjha hai...
...aaj samajh lay kal ye moqa tere haath nahi aaye ga!
Array ye dunya musaafir khaana hai jee, ye dunya musaafir khaana hai....” - Aziz Mian
Finding something. Unsettled.
(tb to the questionable hair days)
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My home away from home and the city that I love to explore most, Marrakech ❤️
The children of the Mtakuja primary school line up for clean water provided by a well installed by Alan and Shannon Reed’s organization, Africa Harvest of Hope. This is just one of the many projects they are working on in the area. For more information on their non-profit organization and how you can get involved check out their Facebook page and website africaharvestofhope.org
Life will break you.
Nobody can protect you from that,
and living alone won't either,
for solitude will also break you with its yearning.
You have to love. You have to feel.
It is the reason you are here on earth.
You are here to risk your heart.
You are here to be swallowed up.
And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed,
or left, or hurt, or death brushes near,
let yourself sit by an apple tree
and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps,
wasting their sweetness.
Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.
- Louise Erdrich