The Oyster Bay Hotel
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... total that missed our flights to Dubai. As a solo traveler, I was extremely encouraged by the camaraderie that developed between all 10 of us, even if it was sparked by an extreme disgust of Emirates customer service (the plane was still in DC when we arrived-but they refused to let us on because they closed the gate). Fortunately, after arriving in Doha, I got to enjoy yet another 12 hours hanging out in the Doha airport where I looked at $700 iPhones ...
... curry powder which I can't wait to try! We got back to town just in time to watch the sun set and then had dinner at the fish market. Had some really nice tandoori lobster though the number of flies and cats almost put me off. A few of us went out to a giant tortoise sanctuary which was really cool. On the boat out to the island it was raining so hard you couldn't even see the island! There is about 100 of the tortoises, the oldest of which is a mere 189 years ...
... and have felt confident wandering the city on our own. On Tuesday we shopped in town, had a beautiful lunch on the beach and watched the fishing boats (picture below). This has been a great introduction to Tanzania so far!
I am here with four other volunteers: Shivani and Ruby are from Toronto, Olivia is from Nelson British Columbia and my partner Bhreagh is from Wolfville Nova Scotia. We ...
After one night we were off to the the beginning of the R and R of the trip
- the beach at Dar. A 4 hour drive into the congestion of this big
African city. Karoma had given us warnings about security and told of
how while driving in the chaos of this city his truck dip stick had been
stolen while stopped in the traffic jam.
Well - it happened again. We had stoppd at lights when I saw this guy
right beside the cab of the ...
Arrived back in Dar yesterday at around 3pm and chilled for the rest of the day. Went to the local fish market today for a look - very interesting, then cruisey few hours by the pool. Pretty easy day all round. Had a meeting between ourselves about the project this afternoon - am still a little fuzzy on where to go from here but will ponder on it some more when I get ...