Blue Pearl Hotel
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... to describe the scene - the dust clouds sweeping over, the tension and fear that you can actually feel, the panic-sticken cries of the mothers looking for their babies left behind, the smell of dead, rotting carcasses. The chaos lasts for only a few minutes, and then it's over. A few hundred have crossed, but many thousands have got cold feet and remain on the southern bank, to pluck up the courage. It ...
... in the shower, naked and completely helpless. I yelled back at her "What?! Why?! We can't leave now, I'm in the shower!"
After a little bit more yelling from Megan, I finally got it out of her that there was a giant spider on the door into the bathroom. I told her to calmly grab a shoe and take a deep breath and just kill it, but that was met with another scream and a "Oh my god Maddie it's a mouse with eight legs! I can't kill it with a shoe!!"
So I got out of ...
... of rain that cling to the glass. The roads are variable- ish-ish asphalt when we're lucky and giant pools of thick mud when we're not, which violently shake the truck from side to side, sending people flying on more than one occasion. Around 5pm, we're told that the bridge into Dar es Salaam has been washed out. There are two possibilities- either we try to organise motorcycles to take us across individually or we take a 7-hour ...
... island, and the importance of seafood in Zanzibar. After riding in the back of a truck to the famous Blue Lagoon, we got fitted for masks and flippers, and then took a small boat to the reef. From outside the water, you couldn't see anything, but after jumping in, it was an entire world below. Schools of fish, some incredibly colorful and exotic, plus beautiful underwater plants and coves. Exactly what I wanted. Not what I wanted was the sun burning my ...
... and correct my pronunciation. Currency has also been a big adjustment: 1 Canadian dollar equals approximately 1,600 Tanzanian Shillings. But I am adjusting well and embracing every new experience.
As of October 3rd our group separates with myself and Bhreagh traveling north to Arusha and Shivani, Ruby and Olivia going to the island of Zanzibar.
Stay tuned! More to come from ...