Archive - August 2013

Out of Africa… East Africa that is…

Out of Africa… East Africa that is… Our month in East Africa is drawing to a close… as is our first month out of Canada. It has been a good month but I think I can honestly say I am ready for a new experience. We are currently in a suburb of Nairobi, Kenya. When we were booking a flight to Morocco, we noticed that the...

Safari Njema… Good Safari

Safari Njema… Good Safari We are now in Nairobi, Kenya… and we have seen lots and done lots since my last post. After my climb, Nicola had booked a safari for us with African Scenic Safaris based out of Moshi. It was us and a couple of girls from Sweden, Kajsa and Anna. For $750 USD, we got a four day, three night safari...

Mount Kilimanjaro… A Flatlander’s Tale

Mount Kilimanjaro… A Flatlander’s Tale We came to Tanzania for a couple of basic reasons. Nicola has been here before so it wasn’t her idea really… it was mine. I wanted to go on a safari and I wanted to climb Kili. Ever since we were in Borneo a few years ago and I went up Mt Kinabalu at about 4200m, I wanted to...

Living a beach life in Zanzibar

“Why you hurry hurry… you should polle polle” (pronounced po-lay) say the Masai selling their necklaces and bracelets on the beach. Looking is free.. touching is free… but buying will cost ya. We are on a beach in a small community southeast of Stone Town called Paje. In my last post, we were on the ferry to...

Welcome to Tanzania

Welcome to Tanzania A quick update as we take the ferry from Dar Es Salaam. We had a long flight from Toronto to Dar. The plane went Toronto-Rome-Addis Ababa-Dar Es Salaam. We were quite comfortable from Toronto to Rome because we had three seats to ourselves. A young guy from Fort McMurray was on his way to Rwanda was sharing our row...