Tanzania
Tanzania

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  • Day13

    Day 13: Finding Nemo

    February 14 in Tanzania ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    So as promised yesterday, today was the day I actually left the hotel compound for the first time 😱

    Still feeling awful from the cold and with a bad stomach ache, but I needed to get out. So snorkeling was today’s activity: On Mnemba island 🌴🐬🐠🐡🧜‍♀️ (Private island owned by Bill Gates ... you cannot set foot on this island without being fined 600 USD; if you want to enter legally, you have to stay at the island’s resort ... about 2,000 USD per night ... maybe next time 🤷🏼‍♀️)

    It was fun. But now I look like a lobster from top to bottom 🦞😱🦞😱🦞

    There are more pictures to come ... I just need to wait until I get them from the other tourists with the under water GoPro.
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  • Day15

    Day 15: Time to say goodbye

    February 16 in Tanzania ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Well, that’s it, today is my last day in paradise and also my last day in Tanzania - for now! Because I will come back in March.

    I spent my last day at the beach, in the pool and outside of the hotel exploring the surroundings a bit ... see for yourself but to me it was quite shocking that I can stay at this beautiful resort and just behind its walls there is people living ... uhm ... differently.

    Tanzania is a beautiful country. But it’s poor. It needs help. It deserves so much help because the people here are extremely friendly, they live in peace. So I’m already thinking about what I can do ...
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  • Day38

    Day 37 & 38: Zanzibar 2.0

    March 11 in Tanzania ⋅ 🌬 27 °C

    I am back in paradise for a few days: 1.5 days of relaxing on the beach of Zanzibar in Nungwi 🏝

    I really needed a break so this was just perfect 👌 I desperately needed some “me time” and a break from being on a schedule all the time. I wish we would spend a few more days here - it’s so beautiful.

  • Day10

    Day 10: A culture of peace and happiness

    February 11 in Tanzania ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Sorry for the late post...I’ve been busy doing nothing 🤷🏼‍♀️ 🌴🐬😎

    You know what I love about this country? The Hakuna Matata attitude (Swahili, means „no worries“ - so no it’s not just a thing invented by Disney’s Lion King). Everyone seems to be relaxed and happy.

    The best example of this is the many different tribes and religions living peacefully together in this county. Tanzania is home to more than 100 different ethnic groups and while approximately 60% of the population is Christian, there are also 35% of people following the Muslim belief (in Zanzibar it’s even more than 90%). And guess what, no war. No fights. No hate. 🙏💛

    I find this fascinating. This is not exactly a rich country measured per GDP, but still the people living here manage to set an example for the world 👍✌️

    One of the drivers I had told me that his dad is Muslim and his mom is Christian. On Sunday each of them attends a different service and the kids can chose whom to accompany until they are old enough to decide which faith to follow. I think this is fabulous. Absolutely fabulous. And I wish the rest of the world would do a better job in accepting people’s differences.

    Okay so this day was a “critical about society” day ... having nothing to do but think, these are the thoughts running through my head 😂

    PS: Simba is also Swahili language and means „Lion“...Disney apparently did a good research for their movie 🦁👌
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  • Day12

    Day 12: 33 degrees and I have a cold

    February 13 in Tanzania ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Really can you believe it? It’s hot, so hot and I have to stay in bed to survive a cold 🤧

    Anyways ... I will be fine - as always 💪

    But being with a cold, I have decided “that’s it”. No more relaxation. Apparently too much rest weakens my body 😉

    So I have booked some trips for the remaining three days. I will keep you posted.

    As I have not done anything special today (not even read), here are just some random photos I took during the day.
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  • Day39

    Day 39: Spices and Stone Town 2.0

    March 12 in Tanzania ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Back again to a typical Zanzibar Spice Tour and Stone Town. At first I was hoping I could skip today’s program as I have done the exact same thing just a few weeks ago. But I went and I actually liked it as I have seen and experienced many new things 💛

    For example, we did have lunch at the spice farm. Local food: spicy rice and cooked banana with vegetable sauce. It was delicious 😋

    And in Stone Town we visited an exhibition on slavery which was very interesting. Zanzibar has quite a sad history. Once you enter one of the chambers in which the slaves were kept back then you really feel the horror of those days in which slavery was part of Zanzibar’s every day life.
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  • Day11

    Day 11: Nothing but rest and relaxation

    February 12 in Tanzania ⋅ ☁️ 30 °C

    So far so good. I’ve managed quite a few days now without doing anything but hang at the beach. The result: I have finished reading one of two books (The Mastery of Love, a MUST READ) and I have red skin 🦞🦀

    The book I have mentioned is about the mastery of self-love and so there is also a chapter about beauty, saying that basically we are all beautiful (because we are LIFE); it’s just our culture and society that have programmed us to judge what is beautiful and what is not.

    Some food for thought. But I fully agree. Trust me, you will too if you think about it for a few minutes (really, read the book). The African people for example, have a completely different perception about what is beautiful than we do, so do Asians etc.

    So today I will share some people pictures with you.
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  • Day31

    Day 31: New beginnings in Tanzania

    March 4 in Tanzania ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    New day, new week, new trip, new group. But luckily same guides and same truck 🙏

    Today I have started a new chapter of this trip: Nairobi to Victoria Falls (Kenya 🇰🇪 to Zimbabwe 🇿🇼). Leaving Kenya behind, we crossed the border to Tanzania 🇹🇿 and finally arrived in Arusha to spend the night.

    I am struggling a bit without my old group. We have spent the past two weeks together and some of them have become my travel family 👩‍👩‍👧‍👧; we were such a great team ... now I’m back on my own again. You know me, I’ll manage and I’ll make new friends ... but I really do miss them 😢

    Almost no pics today - but I’ll make up for it in the upcoming days!
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  • Day3

    Day 2: Coffee Tasting

    September 3 in Tanzania ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Today was all about tasting. Tasting the differences of coffee beans as well as preparation types. Well, I’m not really good at it - it’s similar to wine tasting and needs practice - but at least I can tell that differences exist 😉😇

    Surprisingly, it is quite cold in Tanzania 🇹🇿 🥶 I’m really freezing in the morning as well as at night ... I can tell that I’m going to catch a cold soon 🤒 But during the day it is perfect weather. And our hosts are amazing - before going to bed they place a hot-water bottle underneath our blankets 🙏Read more

  • Day14

    Day 14: Island explorer

    February 15 in Tanzania ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    Today I visited a local spice farm (please look at the pineapple... did you know this is what a pineapple plant looks like?! 🍍) and Stone Town, the capital of this island 🌴

    It was a nice trip but I feel so ready for being part of a group now. Activities like these are so much more fun if you can share them with others. Although ... I was never alone (as usual), I was always with a local guy ... and in Stone Town he taught me how to play a local game (loved it) 💛Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

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