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Travel Blogs from Arusha
... went down to have breakfast at our hotel and Heather came prepared to pass the test of our waitress on her Swahili phrases she taught us from the day prior. Heather answered correctly and then we proceeded with breakfast and preparing for our day trip. Today it was our intent of going out to Mt. Kilimanjaro and seeing it from the road, taking photographs, etc because our flights in and out of Africa usually occur in ...
... that he can check that it looks okay, once again proving that some things are universal. After lunch, we drive to Arusha. The truck is blisteringly hot. In the lulls in conversation, I read or shut my eyes and let the hot African sun wash over my skin, which is caked with a mixture of dirt and sickly sweet smelling cocoa butter. While I nap, I hold the book close to my chest- my last little tie to home apart from the clothes that I had on my back when I ...
... called Kopjies, or another way to think of it, Pride Rock from the Lion King! The park gate is located on one of these kopjies, Naabi Gate. Before driving on we have to sort out tonights camping arrangements. In Arusha we booked a private camp site, Moru 4, but for tomorrow's activity of balloon safari, that location will be too far away from where they will fly from, so we need to change. Unfortunately all the campsites around Naabi are full and they want to send ...
... like everyone reassured us it would be.. But to our surprise it wasn't. Five misdirections by locals later we agreed on something similar to a backpackers with our room resembling a fancy cell.. We had one bed, a small writing table and a phone from the 60s! Plus a toilet so high, my feet couldn't reach the ground. We wandered across the road to a 'pub' where we had a four o'clock lunch before walking through the town. Sensibly not wanting to be out after dark, we grabbed a tub ...
... it the smallest and lowest quality church I had ever been to...but also one of the most joyful. The small congregation of twenty people had their hands in the air, and when the Yamaha keyboard kept cutting out, then continued anyways, keeping the beat with their feet, and hands. Dancing up and down the aisle, and praising us for what we were doing. It was a unique experience, and I am more than happy to have been there. I found myself fighting back the tears, and ...