In pictures: my last few weeks in Africa September 19th 2009 Hello again!
I bet you thought you'd heard the last of Long Distance Laura.
Well, I never got round to posting photos of the last phases of my trip: an unforgettable week on Zanzibar with my sister Rachel; a couple of crazy weeks travelling around Lake Victoria with my friend Yvonne; and going on safari in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.
As most of you know, after a summer of freelan ... read more
Africa » Tanzania » Zanzibar Shortly after independence, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the nation of Tanzania in 1964. One-party rule came to an end in 1995 with the first democratic elections held in the country since the 1970s. Zanzibar's semi-autonomous status and po... ... read more
In August 2008, I left my job and flew to Seattle to embark on a 6-week cycle ride down the West Coast of the USA, with a group of 15 people, finishing in San Diego.
I made my way to La Paz, Mexico, for a week of sea kayaking, and then continued my travels in South Mexico, Belize and Guatemala, before flying home for Christmas.
In January, I set off again for Tanzania to take on a 3-month volunteer project, teaching in a rural village in the West Usambara Mountains, before travelling around the country for a further month. I flew home on 1st May 2009.
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