TANZANIA - DAR-ES-SALAAM - SLIPWAY November 6th 2010 I swore I'd never come back to Africa. Unlike many who grew up in the colonial era and on the continent (I spend much time in Ghana where my father was in the gold mining industry) or folk who have worked here (I also worked as a younger man in Nigeria, Uganda as well as Tanzania), I never formed that visceral attachment to the place. So many years ago I left for Asia which seemed to me to have ... read more
Africa » Tanzania » East » Dar es Salaam 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 could be described as a flaneur - Dictionary definition: "an intellectual and physical wanderer, observer of life".
I travel extensively in Asia, the Middle East and East Africa.
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