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Jambo is Swahilli for “hello”.
We made it to Nairobi on time and better still, so did our luggage. We arrived on Saturday at 7 PM Nairobi time (Kenya is actually 9 hours ahead of Edmonton, not 10, so it was 10 AM Edmonton time when we arrived). Weather was a comfortable 20 C (68 F) on arrival. Even though Nairobi is just …
Day 36 September 18 Tanzania - Zanzibar to Lushoto
The hotel has excelled itself, and we have the normal buffet breakfast at 5.30am. Departure is delayed 10 minutes while we wait for a couple of late starters, including our supposed guide Enrico, who is being looked after by everyone, instead of him looking after us. Luckily we still …
We arrive at Nairobi airport and toddle off to get our visas and collect our luggage. Simple right? Wrong. It was about as organised as a very disorganised thing, and with the help of the friendly queue usher man, we get placed in 4 different queues with no success. Over a football match later (90 minutes if you're a girl) and our bags are the only …
... and the scans were read as “multiple brain abscesses” with “ring-enhancing lesions”. Well, he has not had fever or leukocytosis, so I don’t think brain abscesses are likely. What else causes ring-enhancing lesions? My first thought is actually cysticercosis (thank you Dr. House), which is a possibility although I don’t think it’s endemic here. I scan through the chart to see what the neurosurgeons think. ...
... and waiting for the most deliciously skin-burning jet of water that I had felt in my life- something that would put magma to shame. I was greeted with a lukewarm drizzle. I was unimpressed. Eventually, deciding that the water heater had one this round, I made it downstairs to the suitably retro 1970s bar for one of the sweetest, grimiest beers I had ever tasted. It was made even sweeter when I calculated that it was $3 for ...
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