Are you one of those who often would never leave the country you visited without buying a T-shirt with the country’s name emblazoned on it?
OK, I am not one of those, but if you are, I serve NO judgments whatsoever. Occasionally though, I would succumb if I think they are cool, mainly as souvenirs for my close friends, but hardly ever for myself.
There is, however, one damn pretty cool tee which I still have in my possession today from one of my travels years ago. It has been more than 5 years, yet this tee I got from Tanzania has yet to show any signs of wear and tear, even though I have been wearing it pretty regularly. I love this tee of mine to death.
What’s so cool about this you ask? Well, first off: There’s nothing that has “Tanzania” emblazoned on the tee. Secondly, it’s got a small print of a dung beetle on the front and a full print of a dung beetle plastered on the back with a caption in Swahili that says, “Sukuma Mavi“.
It is literally translated as “Push The Shit”. An A DUNG BEETLE! What’s there not to like! There. You just learnt a cool expression. (You read it here first!) My kids called it the “Poo T-shirt”.
Swahili such a cool language too, and if you are headed to Tanzania, you can get started with a bunch of Swahili words I picked up (now forgotten) in my post here.