89 – Destination Mombasa

Tues 23rd Feb, Tana Guest House, Mombasa, KenyaToday was another full day of travel, with me blitzing through the towns. From Zanzibar to Dar Es Salaam, by boat, we arrived at 6am. The nice Zanzibari guy from the boat helped me flag a city bus bound for Ubungo bus station.…

88 – Soaking in the Swahili Culture

Mon 22nd Feb, Ferry to Mainland Dar, TanzaniaI woke up early and spent a great chunk of the morning walking around Stone Town and taking in the architecture. The streets and alleys were in close proximity of each other, and each one of the buildings had intricately decorated wooden doors,…

86 – The Streets of Dar Es Salaam

Sat 20th Feb, Kibodya Hotel, Dar Es Salaam, TanzaniaDar Es Salaam is the unofficial capital of Tanzania. The administrative capital is in boring Dodoma, but Dar is where everyone else comes to for everything else. Today's agenda was simple. Go to the northeast of the city centre to soak in…

78 – Mugged

Fri 12th Feb, Brashi Guest House, Kahama, TanzaniaBother. That's it, i've gone and gotten myself robbed. I was headed towards the Taqwa bus station in the morning at 530am when one of the bandits popped out and walked towards me with a huge rock. "Give me money or i kill…