Protea Hotel Courtyard
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It felt so good to sleep in. No alarm woke us up, just got to wake up naturally. I went and sat by the pool while the others got up. It was so quiet and peaceful, and the air was fresh. We ate breakfast outside (it wasn't as good as the other hotels or even Mr Ts breakfast) and then got in the car to head to the airport to fly to Dar. It was a beautiful day - not many clouds and not too hot. We actually were able to ...
... at the not-as-great areas as well and talked about plans for what to do in the coming days. Lots of people were out jogging. And some people were at the beach. Some people were dressed in more traditional African clothing. There is an obvious divide between the "richer" (the few white people) and the poor here. Oh, they also drive and have steering wheels on the opposite side from the U.S. which is confusing. There are lots of bajaji on the roads as ...
Great breakfast buffet with beans on toast! Yummy. Oli make funny with us at ferry immigration office when he can't find his passport! He sweats out 5 liters of water. Seem to have lost my snorkeling gear along the way. Not sure how I managed that... Lost items on this trip this far: flip flop, pocket knife, 10T Schilling (5€), snorkeling gear. Hanging out at Kipipeo Beach for the afternoon. Meet Nicole. Bought her a bag of rice at the ...
... either not used or not working. I've also used more squat toilets than I care to remember. That was another joy I got to watch Joy learn and experience for the first time. She thanked me after her first go-in for recommending closed-toed shoes on her packing list. All in all though, the toilets have all had flushes so it's been nice. There has been water available to wash our faces and hands so again, I can't really complain.
We splurged on ...
I was reminded at the weekend that I have not updated on here for awhile. Well truth is I have been struggling a bit lately, October has been an increasingly frustrating month for many different reasons and some days I have felt like I'm not being used to my full potential here, so therefore not making much of a difference but then the unconditional love, support and appreciation of ...