Protea Hotel Oysterbay Dar Es Salaam
Travel Blogs from Dar es Salaam
... average hotel restaurant which had a large menu - many of the things it did not have in stock. It was nice to sleep in a normal bed that evening!
Saturday/Sunday February 1/2, 2014
The weekend was spent relaxing, preparing and doing administration. We had to basically wash all our clothes as well as write the blog and John had PhD application business to attend to. It was nice just to chill out, hang out by the pool and do a little ...
... women collect materials used for construction of a new house and men are the ones who build it. In case of Maasai people women are in charge of the entire construction, men donīt do anything in this respect.
- The position of tribal chief is hereditary. If the tribal chief has more sons, the oldest one becomes a new tribal chief. If the tribal chief doesnīt have any sons, there is a committee ...
... due to its' Arabic, African and Indian cultural influences (the reason why I insisted on going to Dar). In some arabic/ muslim areas I felt quite uncomfortable so I put my scarf on my head to cover as much of my hair and face as possible, like most ladies did (and it worked out, I firstly felt much more comfortable and accepted and secondly people didn't stare at me with this glance of dispite).
Yeah so this was maybe the first and last time ...
... the buss there was the obligatory line of taxi drivers asking me where I wanted to go. As I had no idea (I never did read the chapter on Dar in the lonely planet) it was with quite quizzical looks that they gazed back at me. I eventually figured that I had to go somewhere so asked the most persistent driver (sorry I know this is a bad habit for them to form and Pavlov and his dogs would have turned over in their graves. If you every have to persist with the next generation ...
815am Tanzanian time (215 Swahili time, 1115pm Alberta time) : Today we begin our long journey home after an incredible 2 weeks. The time we have spent here has been eye opening. We've seen conditions that we had never seen before. Children who despite the clothing they wear, the condition of their shoes, their backpacks aren't perfect, the school (and homes) may not have running water are still smiling, laughing, having fun and were so excited ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking