Couchsurfing, partying & history
Trip Start May 03, 2011
148Trip End Jan 31, 2013
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Where I stayed
Kilimanjaro Lodge and Emma's place
Apart from the partying I also went up the mountain exploring the Gangilonga rock which was very nice since you could get up where you had a very nice view of Iringa. The jumping photo was a lucky shot since I put it on a rock on the 10 second setting and then tried to pick the right moment and somehow it went right the first time I tried! After leaving my 'business' card I went back, packed my bag and went to Emma's place to have a proper couchsurf experience.
In the evening went to a local bar called ' New Life' where there was a Serengeti Premium Lager promotion event with music and dancing. The highlight was when 4 guys (of which 3 dressed up as girls with skirts) performed 'Barbie Girl' from Aqua. Really funny to see 4 Africans performing this silly European song haha..
Next day it was time to be the tourist and we (Emma, Jonathan, Jari, me) went to the Isimili Stone Age site. A place where they found human remains from thousands of years back. We went with Max's car (Tanzanian guy who gave us a lot of beer the night before) and looked around for quite some time since it was really beautiful, see pictures. I also managed to climb up the big pillars which was quite the challenge.
In the afternoon booked the bus ticket, moved back to the Kili Lodge and prepared for the Friday night in Iringa Went to the same places again but because it was Friday night it was packed. Talked with an American guy, Australian guy and some British (and a Malaysian) girls. Had a good night until 5.30 am (!) and got the bus at 11 am. Not the best preparation for a 5 hour bus ride packed with Tanzanians but to skip a Friday party night is worse :)