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The infamous picture during my fall!  
   

The infamous picture during my fall!

Disaster strikes us early in the game - my last blog for a long time!

December 28th 2018
Actually, the day started really well. We were all buoyant, excited and ready to head out to Ngorongoro. The plan was to briefly touch Ngorongoro on our way to Serengeti. Once we complete our two days safari in Serengeti, we planned to drive down to the Ngorongoro crater on our return leg to Arusha and make a night stay in Ngorongoro. Perfect plan! It was a bit cloudy when we hit the road, but we ... read more
Africa » Tanzania » North » Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Tanzanian Flag 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
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30th December 2018

Shit happens
That is not only a Canadian saying but also a legal term in Oz,Tab. Commiserations...broke your tibia and fibula in a Maasai village...makes a great story...but what a bummer! I so nearly had similar when I fell over a metre in the dark in the High Pamir in Tajikistan a year ago...transfixed I only got a jarred knee. A friend got her foot caught in cobblestones in France and fell awkwardly while protecting the baby she was holding and broke her femur. Her weeks and months of hell that followed including inadequate pain relief and surgery in a provincial French hospital and being strip searched in a wheelchair in Dubai...twice...makes me feel you have ended up as one of the luckier ones! Now you have time on your hands you can craft blogs to be proud of. So get to work Tab...and remember you have survived to tell other stories!
3rd February 2019

Shit happens
Dave, when I keep hearing stories about other unfortunates, I totally agree with you that perhaps I was one of the luckier ones. To be honest, I got good medical advice in Africa, I had my folks with me, an excellent tour guide was on my side always and I breezed through the Amsterdam airport in a wheel chair with compassion from all the airport staff and authorities, not to mention the care and compassion I received in-flight in KLM business class. And you are a tough inspiration asking me to get down with blogs....well kind of I am accepting your directive as I have started my new book now that I have some time in hand.

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