Peacock Hotel City Centre
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Sorry been awhile since I last updated on here, suppose it is a good thing that the reason is because I have been busy. Really can't believe that I have been here a month already, time has just sped past and I hope it will slow down soon as I don't want my time in Africa to end any time soon... So what have I been up too since last update? Well mainly been busy doing more administration work before the children arrive back at school this week. I have begun the task of designing ...
... my first ATM withdrawal and mini shop and the huge amounts of money ... It was very strange feeling to take 100 000 out of the ATM lol ( TZS 100 000 is about NZ$ 70 !!!!! ) I am sure I will very quickly get use to dealing with such big sounding amounts of money, just a bit mind blowing at the moment, lol ! ... As I don't have a fridge in my hut I just bought things for lunch and breakfast such as bread, cereal and Jam and the all important ...
A ridiculously early start of 4am and leaving at 5 for what is supposedly the longest driving day of the whole tour covering over 800kms to Dar Es Salaam on the coast. We were really lucky to see Mt Kilimanjaro with snow on the peak and the dawn sunrise before it was again covered in clouds. Hard to believe you can have snow so close to the equator but it is well over 5000m. Had a ridiculous lunch stop in a petrol station where it was so hot the cold meat cooked on the ...
... classic house) and tonga (round house).
- House walls are usually made out of different materials:
- only bamboos sticks
- mud with cow´s **** (Maasai)
- Roofs consist of several layers of grass properly squeezed with the bamboos sticks.
- Houses have generally very tiny windows from two ...
... help project. From here we return to Stone Town. We have lunch at the famous Mercury's restaurant, (Freddie Mercury, comes from Stone Town). Mercury's is situated near to the ferry (also a recommendation by Noreen) as our time was limited. The last ferry for Dar es Salaam leaves at 15:30. All in all, our experience in Zanzibar was good and we are happy to return to Dar es Salaam, Mikadi Beach for the night, from where we will ...