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Jan 13, 2018 - First full day

I always say I no longer travel to see things, but for the experiences. I had mainly good, and always interesting experiences today. My luggage is still lost which is not the fault of anyone in Tanzania. It is the fault of Emirates airlines. The agent says they have located one of the bags in Washington DC. The bag is due to arrive in Dar es Salaam tomorrow a few hours after I leave for Arusha. Unfortunately, they can't tell me which bag they have found. I might have a bag full of school supplies or I might have a bag with my clothes and...

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Jan 12, 2018 - Dar es Salaam

I am sitting in the restaurant of my hotel Zakinn, drinking a beer and reminding myself that being frustrated helps nothing so I must remain cheerful. If I was home, I would not be cheerful. The problems started with the airlines losing my luggage, both the checked pieces. In my checked luggage is the electrical adapter for Tanzania. Microsoft doesn't think I should be using my internet account, like email, from Tanzania so they want to text me a code. I don't have phone service here because the wifi is not working at the hotel. On the plus...

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Oct 28, 2017 - Dar es Salaam via Amsterdam

I am delighted to confirm that I passed my 2.5 million milestone (4 million kilometres) equivalent to 100 times around the world. The location was between Arusha and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. For more information see: https://blog.klm.com/around-the-world-100-times/

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Jan 4, 2016 - Come ride Africa on a motorcycle with me! 42 days, 9000 miles & 9 countries visited!

Take 33 minutes out of your life, grab your kids, loved ones or friends and come ride a dirt bike across Africa with Josh and Leo! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72RNtbb9pQk We started in Uganda and passed through Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Then we turned around and came back up through Lesotho, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania then back into Uganda. This was a once-in-a-lifetime trip with lots of wildlife, adventures and mishaps along the way. Special thanks to Leo and his family for their incredible...

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Nov 6, 2014 - 27 October - Kipepeo Beach, Dar es Salaam

Here we are at Kipepeo Beach on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam, after a 12 hour drive through beautiful scenery and horrendous traffic - at one point an ambulance was trying to get through and had its siren blaring for around half an hour until there was a gap and it could race off. Not good news for the poor person needing it. On the drive we passed through a valley with hundreds of huge baobab trees - amazing sight. They are massive trees. Our beach camp is beautiful and the water warm - great place to spend a few days!

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Oct 27, 2014 - 26 October - Kipepeo Beach, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Here we are at Kipepeo Beach on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam, after a 12 hour drive through beautiful scenery and horrendous traffic - at one point an ambulance was trying to get through and had its siren blaring next to us for around half an hour until there was a gap and it could race off. Not good news for the poor person needing it. On the drive we passed through a valley with hundreds of huge baobab trees - amazing sight. They are massive trees and there were so many of them. We were able to stop to get some photos. Today (Monday) we...

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Nov 16, 2013 - Dar es Salaam

Nov 7 Before retiring for the night, Ramona had warned us to draw the light-blocking window blinds if we wanted to sleep in. Knowing that we were off to a late start the next day, we took her advice and, probably for the first time in a month, slept in to 9:00am. We actually had Johnny worried since he was up with Ramona at her usual waking time of 5:20am to make it in to her teaching job at the local International School for 7:00am. However, he occupied his time with the local newspapers, a routine he has developed since recently retiring...

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African Safari 2013

Nov 7, 2013 - Last hurrah in Africa!

We spent the early morning on another safari, getting to the airport by 10:30 for our 11 AM flight out of the Serengeti. As you can see by the pictures, we saw new birds and animals! We left with bag lunches from Nomad Tanzania (very thoughtful, guys!) on two small Regional planes, stopping at Arusha for about an hour while Yoi, Carol, and Randy boarded our plan and another couple joined us. It was cloudy and foggy so we still didn't see the great mountain! The plane ride to Mt. Kilimanjaro was a short one and we arrived there just before 1...

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Jul 3, 2013 - Dubai to Dar es Salaam

Our departure to Dar was delayed slightly due to the late arrival of inbound flight. We had a good flight beer and wine for our anniversary lunch on board. On arrival in Dar we were amazed to watch a passenger light up a cigar on the tarmac, surrounded by airline staff, before we boarded a bus for transfer to the terminal. Our amazement was compounded when we noticed signs on the bus that permitted smoking, the passenger was being courteous in lighting up and staying on tarmac. Arrival at the terminal turned into a melee as no immigration...

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Jun 22, 2013 - Week 8 - Mbeya & Dar es Salaam

Hello everyone, I leave tomorrow on the ferry to get to Zanzibar so thought I would write a post about Mbeya and Dar es Salaam before I do. A little bit about Mbeya As I said in my last blog, Mbeya is not a tourist town and very few people speak English so this made finding food difficult, and we even struggled a bit in our accommodation. It's a very big place too, and quite spread out. We often found ourselves confused by the map of the area which was in fact quite far from where our bus dropped us and also far from the train station in...

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African Adventure

Dec 13, 2012 - Dar Es Salaam

Auch heute war Abfahrt wieder um 4.00Uhr, nur waren die Leute heute schon um 3.10Uhr mit Zelt zusammenpacken beschäftigt, was so laut war, dass auch alle die erst um 3.30Uhr hätten aufstehen wollen, um die Zeit wach waren. Wie auch gestern schon haben wir eher geschlafen als irgendwas von den ersten Stunden Fahrt mitzubekommen. Unsere jetzige Gruppe hat es im Allgemeinen so an sich, dass immer mehr als die Hälfte schläft, und der Rest Musik hört, liest oder Filme guckt. Man hört eigentlich auf der kompletten Fahrt nur etwas wenn wir einen...

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Deike in Afrika 2012

May 22, 2012 - We finally make it to Dar es Salaam

A very early start today. We pack our lunches so that we don’t have to stop. The traffic on the road is hectic. Many trucks going in both directions and in various states of repair. We are only an hour into day when we come across a fatal accident – the dead mans body laid out behind what is left of the car, a woman crying over him. Just up the road we see the truck that caused the damage, also looking a little worse for wear. This is just a beginning of a series of accidents. Trucks rolled over, containers on their side and vehicles...

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