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Following a night at Tanzania's answer to The Overlook hotel, we set off at 6:30am for a 12-hour drive towards Dar es Salaam in an attempt beat the city's infamous traffic. Personally, I'm hoping to get into town at a reasonable time so that I can take a USD100 ride to the airport and back to collect my bag. The for the first 10 hours, the trip is generally uneventful and there isn't much to do except read, chat and stare out the window at ...
Back to Bagamoyo. We never intended to go to Bagamoyo but have stayed there three times on this trip.
Our drive back from Arusha was good going, but we started the day with the sad news that Nelson Mandela had passed away. It was only a month ago that Allen and I saw his house on our tour with Snowy and learnt about his journey and work and imprisonment as well as the changes he made happen in SA. He was a unique and special man.
We drove ...
... when I need them. They made everything as easy for us as they
possibly could, they are miracle workers. I love them all.
Well, I took a nap in the middle of this entry, so now it is about
time for Gilbert to come take me to the airport to catch my flight. I will most
likely post about my travels home if interesting things should arise, and I’m
sure I’ll have a few more reflective entries after ...
... of a dugong manatee and we learn that females nurse their young upright have have a pair of breasts on their upper body. Also, when excited, they shed tears. The more modern section of the museum houses some beautiful historical pieces. A portable desk used by David Livingstone has me snapping away in the hopes of reproducing it for myself. A full skeleton in a glass and wooden case with information painted skillfully on the bones, produces more shots, but the reflective ...
Dar Es Salaam is Tanzania's largest city and combines African, Arabic and Indian cultures. It is located along the Indian Ocean in the northeastern corner of the country.
Bumpy Bus Ride
The bus ride to Dar consisted of 13 hours of speed bumps. At the time it was rather frustrating because the roads were nicely paved, but littered with speed bumps and it felt like we were going over them every 5 minutes. In my handwritten diary I actually made ...
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