Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Africa We Saw

We traveled through Uganda and Tanzania for 36 days. In this small portion of Africa we saw incredibly poor and sad to drop dead beautiful and a land containing amazing sights to be discovered.   Would I do it again … Continue reading

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And Life is Good

We spent our last two full days on Zanzibar at the Matemwe Lodge.  This was a new experience for us.  Rather than ending a travel with a typical hotel and then on to the airport, we stayed at a stunningly … Continue reading

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Sunset Cruise

Our second evening in Stone Town had us on a sunset cruise.  It was great. There were two couples: (a) honeymooners from San Francisco and (b) travel pros. We all enjoyed the cruise.  The view was great, the water was … Continue reading

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The Fish Market in Stone Town

We have traveled in a number of third world country so we know if you have a city tour it is going to include a local market.  Market as in “you want ham, my pig is still warm” not as … Continue reading

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The Sad History

Like much of the African coast there is a sad history that goes with where ever you are.  That is the slave history. I won’t attempt to tell the slave story.  I will say Zanzibar was the primary East African … Continue reading

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Stone Town, Zanzibar

Stone Town is the old city within Zanzibar City.  It is a UNESCO World Heritage site due to its “being a fine example of the Swahili coastal trading towns of East Africa”. We found Stone Town to be interesting.  The … Continue reading

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Zanzibar

Zanzibar.  Just saying the word Zanzibar has always made me think of the exotic in Africa.  The word Zanzibar is exotic sounding all by itself.  Say just the word: Zanzibar.  Thinking exotic aren’t you. Zannnzzibar! But first we have to … Continue reading

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The Unbelievable Serengeti Plains

Our travel guide(s) recommended saving the Serengeti National Park for our last destination, “save the best for last”.  I have to say the Serengeti is the best park we visited. I fell in love with the park as we drove … Continue reading

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Email: Chewing or is it Chomping

Subject: Chewing or is it Chomping Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2013 09:07:58 -0500 We took off from a small graded airport at Lake Manyara that included two more stops roughly 20 and 30 minutes apart before arriving at the landing … Continue reading

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A Recommendation for the Four-Wheelers

I asked our guide which is better in the parks: Land Rover or Land Cruiser? His answer: I would own a Land Cruiser because it is more comfortable and parts are available anywhere.  However, you will never get stuck in … Continue reading

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