18 October 2012, 16:11 PM
“Everywhere in the world is your home. It’s just that people complicate
things”. This pearl of wisdom was delivered by a gently smiling woman
stirring a stockpot of okra and tomato.
03 October 2012, 9:08 AM
It can’t be halfway through the trip, surely, yet the calendar tells me
it is. The days are flying by, another 5am start to make our early
flight to Zanzibar, a 20 minutes hop from the mainland to this exotic
sounding resort island with a rich history of spices and slavery.
But first I have to share with you an unexpected delight late yesterday. Read more
26 September 2012, 9:26 AM
Too early for breakfast - again. Luckily I brought a stash of espresso
bags with me from Australia…I can cope with many deprivations, but
have real strife if I'm deprived of coffee.
Mwanza airport, bound for Kigoma. Mwanza is Tanzania's second largest city after Dar es Salaam…with an airport terminal like 1950s Broken Hill. Read more
25 September 2012, 14:27 PM
Another early start. After getting into Arusha at about 10pm, grabbing a
bite to eat and taking a much needed shower - mercifully now with hot
water - I'm up at 4.30am to process yesterday's vision, prep the kit and
pack my bags.
We're going underground at a tanzanite mine near Kilimanjaro, then flying to Kigoma via Mwanza for a visit to a refugee camp that's slated for closure. Read more
24 September 2012, 8:52 AM
A glittering black crescent of sand shines starkly against the golden
grasses of the Serengeti plains.
We've made a short detour en route to visiting the region's traditional tribes-people to witness a strange natural phenomenon that Tanzania hopes will become more of a tourist attraction. Read more