Into the Serengeti February 12th 2012 Day 1
We crossed the border yesterday, a painful process in the sweltering heat which took about an hour and a half of completing paperwork and waiting in long lines on both the Kenyan and Tanzanian side in order for us to get our visas. Eventually we crossed and made our way into the new country that we're going to explore over the next week, and a couple of things b ... read more
Africa » Tanzania » North » Serengeti National Park 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
I'm a 20-something, stuck in a rut, small town girl who has been afflicted with something that keeps me awake at night and makes it difficult to focus on the mundane, and which occasionally sees me breaking into a silly smile at inappropriate moments as I imagine myself stepping out of my comfortably routine life and into a world where I can find who I really am through new experiences and memories to last a lifetime. I believe they call it wanderlust.
My travels will begin in January 2012, when I set off for Africa with a Lonely Planet guidebook as my sole companion. I don't claim to be a ... full info