Stonetown

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Leaving paradise we headed for Stonetown, the capital of Zanzibar, for a spice tour and a look around the remnants of the slave market. Our guide, Daniel, was great but spoke very quickly and baffled me with too much information. Stonetown is full of Arabic styled architecture, unsurprising as Zanzibar … Read More

Paradise

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Written on Wednesday 2 October In front of me some of the Oasis travellers relax on hammocks gazing at the white sand beach as the sun gradually sets causing the sea to twinkle and sparkle like a thousand diamonds. The topic of conversation centres around which beach front restaurant will … Read More

African warriors

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I am yet to write much about the Maasai who have been a fascinating site for me as we have driven through northern Tanzania. On the side of the road you see men (warriors) in red or purple tartan shukas, or boys wearing black (indicating their recent circumcision) – different … Read More

Mount Kilimanjaro and the Chugga tribe (Day seven)

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Written on Friday 27 September It’s only  been a week since I left home yet reality feels like a lifetime away. I’ve settled in to truck life and am enjoying the overlanding experience. I love being on the road. The new sights, sounds and smells enthral me. The different, much … Read More

Safari in pictures

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Home

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I’ve made it home and after four days at work it almost feels as though Africa never happened. The African wifi wasn’t up to blogging, but that didn’t stop me writing, so I will post the blog over the coming weeks. I will leave you with my departing shots.

Wow

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Written on Wednesday 25 September How often do you see this on your lunch break? Wow….   I think these pictures might tell the story far better than any words could. It all started at Lake Manyara National Park which was pretty incredible. It was Monday morning and before lunch … Read More

Grrrr

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It appears images are far to much for African wifi. If I find an internet cafe with wifi I will attempt to add the images to thr post below! Please excuse the spelling and punctuation, posted from WordPress for Android

Day two… (Sunday 22 September)

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… has been chilled and relaxed. The truck took us into Arusha this morning where I blogged and had some lunch. Arusha is North Tanzania’s commercial centre and the go to place for safari – which I where I am heading tomorrow (have I mentioned that?). We didn’t see much … Read More

24 Hours in Kenya: The pictures

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24 hours in Kenya

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My stay in Kenya was brief. About 24 hours in total.   Today we crossed the border into Tanzania. The day was spent driving from Nairobe to Arusha where are camped up for a couple of nights, then off on safari – eeekkk.   Most of the drive time was … Read More

OMG I’m in Kenya

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If I wasn’t exhaused I would be jumping up and down shouting I’m in Kenya. Africa has been a dream since I returned from travelling in 2008 and abandoned my plans to spend six months on the continent when I landed my dream job (or so I thought at the … Read More

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