Other myths were also refuted for me on this trip. Before I went to Tanzania I don’t think I had any specific idea of what the people would be like—but everyone I talked to prior to my trip would caution me against savages, head hunters, and cannibals. It’s interesting how people form opinions about things they know nothing or very little about. I spent time with both the Maasai and Hadza—native peoples who lived off the land—but they were not so different from you and I. We had a bonfire with the Hadza –-we shared stories, songs, and dances with them. It was a lot of fun. I also remember our group trying to explain what a bear looked like to them—they have many animals they we think are amazing and unique, but no bear-like animals. And they really wanted to see one. They also thought we were magical because we could take their pictures and show it to them on our digital cameras.