Trip Start Jun 02, 2008
143Trip End Jun 09, 2009
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Bo and I sailed over to the island on a local dhow with our knowledgable guide, who gave us a detailed tour of all the ruins.
The road between Dar es Salaam and Kilwa is not yet complete. Some 70 kilometres remain unsurfaced and are really only a sand path. Luckily though, we only blew one tire on our return journey. While the tire was being repaired, I answered the call of nature in the bushes. However, I did not choose my location well at all; and in a span of fifteen seconds, my trousers were stormed by about 500 large, red ants. With scenes from Indiana Jones movies and my own life flashing before my eyes, I quickly switched priorities and started a frenetic stomping dance to rid myself of the insects. Only later, after traffic on my body had calmed, did I do up my fly.
All in all, a beautiful and rewarding side trip before our departure from this country.