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Africa » Tanzania » Centre » Iringa January 5th 2019

We were feeling pretty grumpy when we got to Iringa. Part of the journey had been up a steep hill with many, many hairpin bends stuck behind enormous trucks moving at walking pace. The rest of the journey had been mostly spent travelling at 50kph as that is the speed limit most of the time and people seem to obey it. It was also punctuated by vicious speed humps which caused passengers to hit their heads on the roof and land back down in gaps between seats as there were not enough to go around. The bus didn't actually go into Iringa but to a small drop-off area a few kilometres out of town. We managed to get a taxi straight away and felt pleased with ourselves negotiating such a good price to get to our ... read more
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Africa » Tanzania » Centre » Dodoma January 14th 2018

This is an account of my month long trip to Tanzania which started in the city of Dar es Salaam from where I travelled to the capital Dodoma and from there to Kondoa and back to Dodoma. Part 1. The road to Kondoa The second part of the trip was from Dodoma to the coast to the towns of Muheza, Pangani and Tanga, then back inland to the towns of Korogwe, Handeni before returning to Dar. Part 2. The road to Pangani. THE ROAD TO KONDOA Dar es Salaam My hotel in Kariokoo, Dar es Salaam could not exactly be described as a 5 star joint but it was efficient enough to have breakfast on the table at 7am. I wanted an early breakfast and then catch an earlyish bus to Dodoma. I went back to ... read more
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Africa » Tanzania » Centre September 10th 2017

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Africa » Tanzania » Centre » Tabora April 19th 2017

Located in Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa. There are so many different trails that you can take to see this famous mountain or you can try for a long excursion that allows you to take in this entire location in about 10 days. For the most part, these trails may take anywhere between 4 and 5 days to travel through but it is very much worth the journey. If you do not have that much time, you can take mini-treks that may only take a day to get through. Lemosho Route The Lemosho route is one of the newest trails on this mountain and is an easier option that some of the other trails here. There is a lot of wildlife that you can see in this area of the trail, which ... read more

Africa » Tanzania » Centre » Njombe September 10th 2015

Hagafilo - Mbeya 430 km 12-32°C Darran und John fuhren mit nach Hagafilo. Wattle Tree plantation Teeplantage Njombe, der lächerliche Flughafen, wo immer noch Jungs Fußball spielen und die Kühe weiden - alles alte Bekannte. Dann die Abzweigung zur Schule. Wo früher ein völlig heruntergekommener Minibus stand - jetzt ein nagelneuer. Keine Sitzbank mehr, die nicht am Boden angeschraubt ist und nur durch den Druck der eingepferchten Massen einigermaßen stabilisiert wird. Die tz Polizei kontrolliert nämlich nicht nur die Geschwindigkeit, sondern ganz besonders die Belegung der Busse - keine 28 Menschen mehr in einem 12 Mann Minibus!. Gleich nach der Abzweigung: ein großes, neues Haus mit Glasfront - hat die Schule gebaut Und auch sonst wurde viel gebaut: Schlafsäle für die Jungs, Primary School mit Schlafsälen, Teacher Training College mit Schlafsälen. Auch die alt... read more
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Africa » Tanzania » Centre » Iringa September 9th 2015

550 km reine Fahrzeit: 9 Std Natürlich frühe Abfahrt (6.30), aber für die ersten 70 km durch Dar brauchte ich trotzdem 2 Stunden - und dabei stand ich nie im Stau (der war in die Gegenrichtung), es war nur einfach dichter Verkehr. Die neugebaute Busspur in der Mitte der Straße war meinem Fortkommen sehr hilfreich, ebenso der Streifen links von der Fahrbahn.... Nach 200 km wurde es etwas leichter, je weiter man von Dar weg kam, desto weniger Verkehr. Die Linienbusse hatten mich fast alle schon überholt, mit hoher Geschwindigkeit. Manchmal konnte ich im Sichtschutz eines großen Busses die Geschwindigkeit von 80 kmh außerorts überschreiten, ohne von Polizisten behelligt zu werden - die Busfahrer wussten genau, wo Gefahr drohte. Im Nationalpark: Giraffen, Zebras, Antilopen, Affen, die anderen sahen sogar einen Elefanten. Dann kamen die Baobabs, die ... read more
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Africa » Tanzania » Centre » Iringa September 28th 2014

Ako se traži različitost u afričkim gradovima one se nalaze uglavnom u nijansama. Tip gradnje je uglavnom isti. Jedna do dvije glavne ceste , puno baraka i poneka velika zgrada koja izgleda slučajno ubačena među njih. Iringa po tom pitanju nije bila iznimka. Ali kao i svako drugo mjesto, uvijek se nađe poneka stvar vrijedna pažnje. Prva je što je tamo smješten hotel koji vode osobe s invaliditetom. Mislim da nije ni potrebno puno pojašnjavati kakav je položaj takvih ljudi u Africi. Posebno Tanzaniji koja još uvijek ima velikih problema s raznim oblicima šamanizma. Primjer toga je odnos prema primjerice albonizmu. Tanzanijska vlada dugi niz godina radi na suzbijanju ubojstava ljudi s takvim ili drukčijim potrmečajima čiji se dijelovi tijela koriste u razno raznim magijskim obredima, Hotel je zamišljen s ciljem da pomogne takvim osobama u ... read more
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Africa » Tanzania » Centre » Iringa July 3rd 2014

Distance Travelled Today: 245 km Elapsed Travel Time: 13 hours 24 min Lodging for the Night: Kisolanza Farm This morning was another early morning. We woke up at 5:15 so that we could shower (the water was actually hot today!!), pack up and take down our tent before our 6am breakfast. We had a wonderfully prepared breakfast of French toast and Elysia's team (just her and Matt; team D, or team dik-dik) was finally on a rest day but Mike and Anna (Team E aka The Eh Team - even though Anna is not Canadian) were on clean up duty. After breakfast we were off on another driving day. We only drove 5 hours but of course due to the early wake up, we were all exhausted. We passed through some very beautiful mountains and lots ... read more
This was at our stop to admire the baobab  trees
This was at our stop to admire the baobab  trees
This was at our stop to admire the baobab  trees

Africa » Tanzania » Centre » Dodoma October 17th 2013

Homeward Bound Well, it’s been two years since we heeded the call and went to Tanzania to do the Lord’s work. We are very happy we went, but also happy to be home with family and friends. It has been a life-changing experience; one we trust will affect how we think and live for the rest of our lives. When we began to plan our journey home, it occurred to us that we could take advantage of our position almost halfway around the world and visit more of God’s interesting creation. Who knows if we would ever have this opportunity again? It also occurred to us that while on the same trip, we could pass by our son’s place in Calgary and visit his family, our own siblings and some friends as well. We’re not sure ... read more
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Pool at Boat Lagoon Phuket
Boat Cruise from Boat Lagoon Phuket

Africa » Tanzania » Centre July 21st 2013

Behold Tanzania! Behold the Serengeti! Behold Ngorongoro Crater! Behold Pinchbeck relaxing on the beach with a beer in his hand and sea urchin spikes in his foot! We drove into Snake Park, presided over by the infamous Ma, getting to know the new people on the trip as we went. Snake Park takes in snakes captured locally to avoid them being a danger to people and to stop them from being killed, so we also had a wander around the snake enclosures they have there, including seeing a Black Mamba. It is sometimes referred to as the Seven Step Snake, as that is approximately how many steps you will be able to take if one bites you, before you keel over and die. Nice. They have quite a number of different snakes there, with details on ... read more
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