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... of rain that cling to the glass. The roads are variable- ish-ish asphalt when we're lucky and giant pools of thick mud when we're not, which violently shake the truck from side to side, sending people flying on more than one occasion. Around 5pm, we're told that the bridge into Dar es Salaam has been washed out. There are two possibilities- either we try to organise motorcycles to take us across individually or we take a 7-hour ...
... at the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro. It was shrouded in cloud so no pictures.
On route we stopped to eat the breakfast boxes the hotel had made for us. Two hard boiled eggs, a piece of cake, a squished jam sandwich and juice. We had a few of these types of lunch boxes on safari and everyday there was boiled eggs and everyday the content and quality decreased. My veggie box had a cold, plain pancake (also squished) in cling film. And that was the ...
... home, but as for the
adventures…it ends here, folks. Africa has been nothing but wonderful to me. I
accomplished all of my goals on my list (except Kilimanjaro…that will be a
different adventure), I furthered my career in dentistry, I saw new parts of
the world, I met new people of the world, I relaxed in paradise, and got to see
some of the most exotic animals on the planet. I have packed a lifetime in to
... the case ruins many pictures, as does the strange marks generated by our new defective Canon camera. Bizarre animalistic sculptures found in the art galley section are delightful. Back to the fish market for lunch and asking a gent for directions to the chapati sellers turns into so much more. He introduces himself as Chris, a steward of the market, shows us his business and proceeds to give us the grand tour, and grand it was. I had so much fun handling all the different fish ...
... that said "find who invented the speed bump, track him down and kick him squarely in the nuts." It may not have been as bad in the front of the bus, but we were in the last row and consistently being launched out of our seat every time, even hitting the roof on occasion.
Along the way passed through Mikumi National Park which was nothing compared to the other national parks I had been, but nice to mix it up on the bus. On our bus safari ...
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