Swiss Garden Hotel
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... new things. The roads are absolutely absurd. They always let me ride in the front with the driver so I can see more things, but I also can see every near-crash. All the bajaji and bikers weaving through isn't very helpful. It also seems like the roads are about three lanes wide. And I don't mean three on each side. Three total. Which makes no sense. So there is like two lanes one way and one the other, but people attempting to make a fourth. It's crazy. Nicole's mom said one ...
... until they could arrange a water truck delivery!
Day 1 of Eating Our Way Around the Peninsula
Whilst Andy went to work Vicky took us on part one of the peninsula tour. The peninsula seems to be where the majority of expats live and seems to be a bit of a bubble but it's a safer more pleasant place to live than the city. Vicky said she never spent her time in the city and had been there less than a handful of times.
Our first stop was ...
... cement structures gave way to the brick and mud mortar, and finally just to rural uninhibited grasslands. The highway is a busy place, well travelled by vehicles of all shapes and sizes, makes and models. Each direction has one lane, so passing becomes necessary if you want to get anywhere in this century. There are always some hairy moments when trying to overcome a transport truck with a bus...I found it best to look ...
... apologising worked and they let me through. Phew.
The house I am staying in is owned by Work the World, who run these placements. It is a large place, surrounded by an even larger fence. We have a 24/7 security guard, with panic buttons in each room…not sure if I feel safer or more nervous, lol. The power and water often cuts out, and we rarely have wifi. We do however have an amazing cook, to keep us well fed, and a lovely pool, to cool off after a long day. ...
... made us a wonderful cucumber soup to welcome us. We met up with an adventurous German couple, Michael and Chris, and found the wanderlust in them too. All in all, one of the most amazing days ever.
Then, the start of a 6 hour drive through the Serengeti, all the way to the top, where the large herds of wildebeest were. A long day, but an incredibly beautiful one. The landscape ...