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A sleep in day, however most of us are in the breakfast room by 8am. The commandant ‘Angel’ (totally misnamed) is in fine form. One of us orders an omelette and she gives it to someone else, not just once but several occasions. Shane finally has had it and gives her a piece of his mind. We laugh later but it is so annoying - we must report her to the front office manager, Bernadette, who is a delight!

Kitamu Coffee cafe has been listed as the top coffee place in Arusha so Rod, Charlene, Tammy, Shane, Lois & I jump in a taxi and head there. It is the cutest little place and the smells wafting from the door are incredible. We each order a coffee and a baked goodie, carrot cake, date loaf, Carmel cake & banana cake with passion fruit icing. Everyone of them takes delicious and we are a very content group!

We make our way back to the hotel as John has picked Roy & Di up from the airport and we are a full contingent once again. John brings Livingstone over (I met him 7 years ago) and he is so surprised to see me. John kept it a secret and he is like a young kid, he is so thrilled his surprise worked. So wonderful to see Livingstone again!

Rod, Charlene, Val & Lois arrange a two hour city tour with Livingstone and are off. Roy, Diane & I head for the pool area and meet up with Tammy & Shane. We have a wonderful afternoon chatting over beer and wine, and one by one the others join us. The city tour was a huge success, specifically a visit to the Cultural Centre and Shanga (means beads) Centre. Both a cultural and shoppers haven!

We decide to go back to the Blue Heron so that Roy & Diane could enjoy it as well. Another fantastic meal and John & Livingstone joined us for a drink.

Back to the hotel, and to bed. Lala Salama

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