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We got robbed- a diary entry of our love/HATE relationship of Africa

November 27, 2014
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An entry from Camille’s diary (November 2014) We just got robbed today in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. We did an Airbnb last night and right when we got out of the apartment at 8am the next morning, a guy asked if we needed a taxi, we said yes and he got his car, which by the way wasn’t a taxi but we still got in thinking that it’s normal. We’ve got into cars all the time that weren’t taxis, so it wasn’t anything unusually for us. We told him we wanted to go to the ferry to Zanzibar, we left and…

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Africa, Tanzania

Pink date and flamingo lake lunch- Arusha National Park, Tanzania

December 3, 2014

Today’s date took us to lunch on the edge of a soda lake filled with hundreds (probably thousands) of both lesser and greater flamingos with a nice view of the second largest mountain in Tanzania, MountMeru. Further in the distance were cloudscovering Mount Kilimanjaro where we hadsummited days before. Ever since we read about the Great Rift Valley and its animals and scenery we became fascinated with the idea of seeing a lake filled with hundredsand thousands of flamingos. In Kenya, Lake Nakuru’s water level was too high. In Tanzania, we were told LakeManyara would be a good place only to be told…

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Africa, Destinations, Kenya

Masai Village

October 6, 2014

  Walking into and around a Masai village would have been an easy way create a promotional video for World Vision or any other non-governmental organization looking to further health education, water sanitation, child sponsorship or gender equality. It’s unbelievable that people still live in abject poverty given civilizations great advances, human rights advocacies, and various environmental and gender movements. We entered a Masai Village on our way back to Nairboi after a couple of days in a luxury tent in the Masai Mara and saw a deep contrast between the way Westerners are accommodated for versus many of the local…

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