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10 Dec

Voodoo hour

“Hey Sister. I think you better finish now and leave,” I heard at the same time I spied a dapper Tanzanian man striding towards me in his pressed grey trousers and ironed white shirt. I had been taking photos of Lake Victoria approaching sunset (as in the sky was just turning lemon yellow and was […]

08 Dec

Markets in Mwanza

After a long day beginning after a near sleepless night at 4am this morning, I was looking forward to returning to the hotel and winding down. But as I was exiting, one of my hosts came in with a bag filled with masai blankets and a masai sword. I asked where he’d got it and […]

08 Dec

Passing Mt Kilimanjaro – and seeing it!

My blast of luxury ended very abruptly with the alarm waking me up 4.15am. I had to catch a plane back to Mwanza! Incredibly tired, I closed my bags and staggered down to the hotel lobby, my body flushed with heat at the unexpected labour at what is probably my biorhythmically lowest point in the […]

07 Dec

Backdoor entry to Dar es Salaam

I was kind of intrigued by what Dar es Salaam was going to hold for me. I am sure most people entering Tanzania come in through Dar es Salaam but I had flown into Mwanza in the north first, and all I had seen were endless villages made up of mud bricks and a combination […]

07 Dec

Traffic from Dodoma to Dar es Salam, Tanzania

The drive from Dodoma in central Tanzania is certainly a spectacular one! Leaving Dodoma we left the endless intermittent dirt road and sealed road and began driving along pure sealed road. Initially the countryside was the same as everywhere on this plateau – mud brick villages with vast cultivated fields behind and patches of forest […]

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