Shimba Hills Lodge Hotel
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... when I left Iran. We Iranians do what we do best - apart from being stubborn - we really know how to celebrate, specially when it comes to food. During the new year, there are all kinds of home made sweets and savories.
All good things come to an end and I finally left Iran in April and returned back to the UK, waiting for my next trip to Tanzania to start my new volunteer work. This never happened, as the project sadly fell through 6 days before my departure. Lucky ...
... of foods, which we shared with sister Emma too, one of the directing sisters of the project. Once we finished the meal we brought a chocolate birthday cake which was a lovely surprise for her. We also took her to the local bar in the evening and danced the night away which was so fun with the local African dancing styles!
Finally today we have enjoyed a lovely beach day at Bombalou, the sun briefly came out but not for ...
... and in harsh conditions to enjoy them, only adds to their attraction. Everything is on a grand scale; there is such a diversity of landscape and life, plant, animal and human.
As we crossed Kenya at high level this time, I looked appreciatively at the vast expanse of grasslands inclining ever upwards from the coast, lush green with the first of the heavy rains and, equally admiringly, the mighty build ups of cumulus clouds towering ...
... try to attract more passengers. By the time we eventually began, the clouds had moved in and the waves had picked up. Soweto wallowed valiantly through the surf, her rusting bolts squeaking and the rotting wooden roof swaying violently. I have to give the captain (guy manning the sorely underpowered outboard motor) credit though. He did manage to catch every wave in the perfect spot to send water spraying over all of us.
We arrived at the reef intact and ready to go swimming ...
... 8230; they wanted to know where we crossed the border into Kenya… and then they told us they have to make sure the vehicle is not stolen – I mean they already talked to George, so the lady told us to go to the police officer, the police officer told us: his job is only to check if a logbook is real or a fake and make a paper that it is real. Since we have no logbook it is not a police problem but the Kenya revenue…so back ...