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So today is the the day I begin my journey, although a Travelodge in Birmingham isn't quite as exciting as Tanzania... (probably dirtier as well).
I'm currently doing some last minute rearranging of suitcases to fit everything in, with the help of Kenny ...
... I guess that's how it got its name. I loved the steep sheep country lined with stone walls. It's exactly how you imagine English country side. I think I really want to go back there and explore further. There's around 1000 miles of walking tracks throughout the national park, so plenty of options. After our trip north, we went out for dinner at the Belpher Inn with my friends from young ...
... shall be up to! Apologies if the posts are rather irregular as I have no idea when I shall be able to get internet haha. So you may get two weeks of posts at once! Hopefully this blog will be an accurate representation of life in Arusha, good and bad! Many of you (assuming people are reading this!) have asked me if I am nervous and the reply to this is no I am not nervous about what I may encounter (except maybe ...
... 25th: Santa Cruz, Bolivia to Rio via Chile
Wed 29th April: Rio to Olinda
Wed 29th April - Tues 7th July: Revive project, Olinda, Brazil
Tues 7th July - Wed 8th July: Olinda - Recife - Frankfurt, Germany - London
Fri 10th July: Back to Manchester
1/2 weeks in Manchester
Rest of July/August: Eastern/Southern Europe
Sep 1st: Back to work!
and that's it......
... into spectacular blocks of flats. I thought it was really attractive. The canal hadn't been manicured to the edge of its life and looked more like a river with its overhanging trees. On other days I devised walks from my map and walked over the moors, past reservoirs and remote farms, or through the valley floors beside sparkling rivers and the canal. I met lots of friendly people on my walks and came away feeling really positive.