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  • Day45

    Tanzania Day 5 - Dar Es Salaam

    September 8 in Tanzania ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Our final day in Dar (as the locals call it) started with some boring admin (washing) so we went to the laundromat to get everything sorted.

    We decided to find a golf course whilst we waited. Having only recently started playing I decided to do a few holes too and actually beat Craig on one of them. The fairways we pretty rough so it was a challenging 9 holes!

    By the time we'd golf'd and laundry'd we were starving so had some lunch at a harbour front restaurant on Slipway which was a little disappointing - typical of a good view restaurant.

    In the evening we had a few drinks at the George and Dragon which had a great courtyard and pool tables. I actually beat Craig 3-1 which has never happened so I won't be letting that go anytime soon.

    The picture of Craig and the lion has an interesting back story! It's made out of scrap metal on a yard employing disabled workers. We visited it and actually requested they make us a C&G sign out of metal for the flat. We paid 10,000 TSH (about £3) up front but unfortunately they forgot about it but of course we let them keep the £3!
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  • Day23

    Dar Es Salaam

    March 8 in Tanzania ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Endlich ausschlafen! Und dann mit dem Flieger nach Dar Es Salaam in die Hitze. Schnell flüchten wir in ein klimatisiertes Café, dann wird in den Pool gesprungen und zu Abend gegessen. Heute Nacht wird mit Klimaanlage geschlafen.Read more

  • Day41

    Tanzania Day 1 - Dar Es Salaam

    September 4 in Tanzania ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Our flight to Tanzania was with Fly Dubai, the budget carrier for the UAE. It took 5 hours to get to Zanzibar and a further 20 minutes to Dar Es Salaam. The funny part was that the connection in Zanzibar wasn't actually a connection - we stayed on the plane, a few people got off and the plane took off again (as if it was a train stop haha).

    We picked up a sim card at the air port and hopped in a taxi to our hostel 'The Slow Leopard'. The terrace outside was lovely and the rooms were nice too.

    We spent the afternoon sorting out some washing and getting accustomed to the local beers, aptly named Serengeti and Kilimanjaro and cost less than £1 - a welclme contrast to the £10 beers in Dubai!
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  • Day42

    Tanzania Day 2 - Dar Es Salaam

    September 5 in Tanzania ⋅ ☁️ 27 °C

    Our second day started with exploring the local area. We headed to slipway mall which had a traditional market, boutique shops and a beach front promenade with restaurants. We haggled (badly) for some beach trousers and a Tanzania football shirt and had a lovely lunch at a beach front Thai restaurant.

    We headed to Coco beach for a walk in the afternoon. It was absolutely heaving with locals and was lovely to see everyone having so much fun. We had a drink in a shack and Craig had some interesting looking meat skewers.

    Whilst waiting for our taxi we started chatting with one of the guys working on the beach and 3 minutes later there were about 20 people chatting to us saying hello and welcome (caribou).

    We settled on a lovely Mexican dinner which was right around the corner and about £10 for food and a few Margaritas ☺️
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  • Day71

    Dar Es Salaam

    November 25, 2019 in Tanzania ⋅ ☁️ 32 °C

    To the Capital! We get a bus from Moshi all the way down to Dar Es Salaam without any issues. We arrive in the late evening and head to our accomodation- the Slow Leopard in the upmarket district of Oyster Bay. When we get there, it's busy with revellers, making a strange change from the sleepy backpacker places we've experienced for much of our trip.

    The dorm room is nice and air-conditioned, but the pod system means that we can't hang up mosquito nets. This is a problem, as there are many mosquitos. We're awaken during the night by Martyn shouting "FUCKERS" as he smashes the walls of his pod in a futile attempt to reduce the size of the room's mosquito population.

    We spend the next couple of days wandering around the city. We start with a walking tour, which consists of a presidential compound that we're allowed nowhere near, a fish market that's so smelly we dare not venture near, and a branch of the Hilton which is the only place we can find with air-conditioning. It turns out that Dar is incredibly hot- maybe too hot? So we spend a lot of time indoors cooling off. After some disappointing cocktails at the hotel, we find an Indian restaurant which is incredible (we will end up coming back here a lot).

    That night, we head out on the town with some of the other guests from the hostel, ending up at a terrible nightclub that refuses to play Parte After Parte.
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  • Day180


    May 31, 2018 in Tanzania ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    In Daressalam haben wir fünf Tage bei Bekannten von Nabiyu verbracht. Der Abschied fiel schwer, weil man alle ins Herz geschlossen hat.
    Es hat total Spaß gemacht mit den Kindern Monopoly zu spielen, Tänze einzustudieren und viele andere verrückte Sachen zu unternehmen. Zudem haben wir Nudeln selbst gemacht und Nabiyu hat alle mit seiner weltbesten Bolognese überzeugt! (es gab sogar Parmesan <3) Jeden morgen wurden wir mit selbstgeröstetem Kaffee und selbstgebackenen braunen Brot verwöhnt (das war sogar besser als in Lushoto). Tagsüber haben wir uns Daressalam angeschaut oder den Tag am Pool verbracht - das war eine schöne Zeit!Read more

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