Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel
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Its time to leave the African Paradise. What can I say, we did a whole lot of nothing the last couple of days. Sleeping, reading, swimming and living from meal to meal. No television, very very limited internet, no radio nothing but the sun, the ocean and the blue sky. It was nice for a few days, but honestly I can not imagine doing this for a …
The day is Hong Kong style hectic. We leave on the red eye flight to Johannesburg, but before that I have a last minute job interview and we are frantically exchanging emails with our real estate broker as we are about to close the lease on sort of a house. We spend our day rushing around Hong Kong Island picking up the last minute necessities. Our …
Sunday, 13 March
I had decided that whatever happens today, I was going to get some rays – I had done hardly any sunbathing since arriving in Dar. I still felt pretty ropey so didn't feel like eating too much. A few cups of coffee got me going before finishing off some work for the school – it seems never-ending at times, but I …
Swahili Greetings!: Hujambo! (Worries?) response Sijambo! (I am fine or no worries). Mambo? (What matters?) response Poa, Bomba, Safi (all variations of cool). Vipi? (What's up?) also respond with Poa , Bomba, or Safi. Habari za leo? (What's the news today?) Habari za asubuhi? (What's the news this morning?) or just Habari? (What's the news?) …
This weekend was interesting. Saturday was Jamie's birthday, so we spent a night at the Movenpick, this nice hotel downtown. We got some hot water showers and a lot of pool time, and we even went dancing in the club downtown (except the music wasn't that great, apparently they usually have a better DJ). The hotel was nice until I started thinking …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsDar es Salaam Serena Hotel
Nothing fancy although the price might suggest differently. We stayed twice, on our way in and out of Tanzania, both times the room was adequate but dated. But after twenty hours of travels it is all just fine..
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