Trip Start Apr 24, 2012
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The road was bad and wet after some rain. We joined the tar road before Wami bridge not too far from Bagamoyo.
Bagamoyo is somewhat of a surprise. The old and the new, in terms of accommodation, in huge contrast right alongside one another.
We stayed at Travelers Lodge, after checking the other camp (Bagamoyo Beach resort). There were other “overlanders” at Travelers Lodge too
That night we made a delicious (fresh from the fish market) calamari and shrimp pasta. Not as good as Peponi's seafood platter, but very close.
Next morning we would stop at the fish market again before leaving to Dar es Salaam. We managed to find a Red Snapper destined for the fire. Old town Bagamoyo, has many interesting buildings with the characteristic carved wooden doors. Several craft markets and an old mission station.
The fish market was an experience, there are dozens of little stalls, each having a big frying pan on the coals in which hundreds of tiny fish were cooked. The smell of boiling oil, the charcoal and the fried fish was enough to keep Anita and Rini at a distance. Ronald and I went in search of fresh sardines to no avail. the Red Snapper was just as good.
We left Bagamoyo with the intention to go check the potential vehicle storage, which Ronald and Rini are planning to use and a possibility for us while we cross to Zanzibar.