Way down south down Songea way February 14th 2017 My trip to the south coast and to Masasi, Tunduru and Songea.
There was standing room only on the daladala the battered mini and not so mini buses that criss-cross Dar es Salaam ferrying commuters all over town. The tout cum conductor had shuffled me to a place behind the driver on the choka-blok minibus and helpfully positioned my cabin-sized wheeled case out of the way of the cru ... read more
Africa » Tanzania » South » Songea 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
My first travel memories are of being car sick in the back of my dad’s Hillman Imp somewhere around Penmaenmawr on the way to Anglesea. A lay-by was quickly spotted and pulled into, once I stopped feeling queasy and I had had my gob thoroughly wiped clean by my mum’s spittle moistened hanky, we were on our way again to the paradise island that lay beyond the Menai Straits. Luckily the travel sickness stopped not long after we arrived just in time for me to get mumps.
In the early seventies a week in a musty caravan in Benllech Bay was what any asthmatic little lad would want from a fa... full info