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Nov 12, 2013 - Tanga - Dar es Salaam

Nov 3 Dawn, when it arrived, brightened up the room and chased away the sleep. Although Ethel had told us to sleep in the next morning and Asha (formerly a muslim but now rechristened as Rose, an Evangelical Christian!) would prepare us breakfast. However, that plan was destroyed by the domestic life in the neighbourhood and so we ended up having a four-course breakfast with Agnello and Ethel before they headed off to a new work week. We were lucky to have Asha do some washing for us, our luggage having been weighed down with dust from Mara...

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Apr 8, 2012 - Day 83 - Tanga...Easter Bunny you rock, tooth fairy you're fired!!!

There was much debate around the bonfire about where the easter bunny should deliver the eggs. The suggestions ranged from up coconut palms, in the tree house, on top of the cars, on the beach and even down the well (wasn't me!). Discussion followed on all manner of creatures which would sabotage the eggs including insects, chechele, dogs, bats (I didn't know bats liked chocolate) and askaris. Finally the quorum agreed on the foot of each child's bed to avoid confusion and possible devouring of eggs before said child awoke. In case we...

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5 African Hornes

Apr 7, 2012 - Day 82 - Tanga...How to catch the Easter Bunny

For the second morning in a row I awoke in a lather of sweat and needed a cold shower to start the day. The problem with the cold tap is the water is actually too warm from sitting in a tank on the roof. I tried the hot tap and found it to be slightly cooler. Strange but true. I think the hot water tank is in the roof and while there is no power to switch it on it actually stays cooler as it's in the shade. So hot is cold and cold is hot. Very African. The tide was way out so we decided to visit the beach further down the peninsular to see...

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Apr 6, 2012 - Day 81 - Tanga..Good Friday no actually Great Friday

Good Friday started slowly with pikelets for the kids and bacon sarnis for the adults. Jason hooked the pump up to Fatboy and pumped water out of the well so we now had running water. Very salty, hard bore water but good enough to shower in and wash dishes. The solar panel provided enough power to switch the light on in each rondavel but not enough to run the fans or charge phones. After breakfast the heavens opened and the rain poured down the makuti thatch, providing a much welcome relief from the energy sapping humidity. We grabbed the...

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Apr 5, 2012 - Day 80 - Arusha to Tanga...Playin up like 2nd hand lawnmowers

After a week in the tank shed in Arusha, we were all keen to spend the Easter weekend at the beach with friends. The venue for the reunion would be Simon's beach plot (the same Simon who we stayed in the Grumeti game reserve with) at Tanga, on the coast. The cast consisted of 8 adults and 9 kids. A brief run down on the characters first. Mick Dundee, hailing from country Victoria and once an Economic overland driver has lived in Africa for 15 years and now farms around Arusha. His penchant for Akubra hats, whip cracking and insouciant...

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