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Absolutely fantastic experience with delicious food and extremely friendly people. There were also many geckos and three extremely friendly dogs. I also used the bikes, which was great!
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Greetings from Tanzania! After exhaustively wandering the streets of Dar Es Salaam for an hour, I managed to find an internet cafe inside of a hotel and am now feverishly typing away in the hopes that I can communicate everything that I want to. The thing about Dar Es Salaam, is that sidewalks are somewhat of an afterthought and …
... sweating sitting and reading a book. Zanzibar was settled very early by Africans then became a hub for Arab and Persian immigrants fleeing political war and famine. The name Zanzibar is actually the combination of two Arabic words Zinj meaning blacks and barr meaning land in Arabic the translation Land of Blacks, the intermingling of all these cultures and languages gave rise to a totally new language which is Swahili, Swahili is now the ...
... made a chocolate cake baked in a pot on the coals. The next morning, the cake was split to make 2 layers by cutting it with dental floss (Megan's idea!), iced with caramel and topped with chocolate speckled eggs. That was the yummiest cake ever. We ate it for breakfast with Malawi filter coffee - it was really good!
On the way to Ruaha, Gary braked for a serious pot hole, and ...
... is intact and healthy. I spent a large chunk of the afternoon learning about newborn checking actually.
After our day at the hospital, Christianne, Kia, and I went to the mall for wifi and a snack. We then went to a Projects Abroad Social which was a dance lesson. That was funny because everyone was there looking as foolish as ever, but it was okay because we all looked silly together. Until tomorrow!
... our luggage x-rayed when we arrived and passed another passport control that we were waved through as we were on a domestic flight when we arrived at Dar. Our hotel pick up was slightly late but was a nice relief as the kind driver gave us cool water to drink and provided a narrative for us on Dar Es Salaam as we slowly made our way to the hotel from the airport in crowded traffic.
After 2.5 hrs we made it to the hotel and enjoyed a quiet meal in ...