Category Archives: Travel adventures

New species and Tanzania politics

The lodge I stayed in may have been outside of the park but it was in the middle of nowhere on the edge of Lake Manyara surrounded by game and lets face it – when they say tents they can … Continue reading

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All my food cravings satisfied in one weekend but also came away with painful lobster legs

I have started the task of tackling the finances – it is going to be a very long job. The categorisation they have isn’t fit for purpose so everything is badly categorised and doesn’t provide any opportunity to see how … Continue reading

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Ushongo weekend

Well as I said I had to get away for the weekend and ended up going to Ushongo another place with an endless white sandy beach just south of Pangani.  The road here wasn’t good and took us three hours … Continue reading

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I’m now a certified Open Water Diver! (Matembwe, Zanzibar)

Had a 6.30am meet on Friday for the shuttle to go to Matembwe – in typical African fashion Kate and I (Aussie med student who was also going diving) were there on time but the driver was 40mins late.  This … Continue reading

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First open water dives (Stone Town, Zanzibar)

I’ve made it and more importantly haven’t drowned.  First two dives completed – first one 45mins long at 12mtrs was at the Bawe Reef.  There was some lovely coral and saw lots of fish I had no idea what they … Continue reading

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Arriving in Stone Town, Zanzibar via Nairobi

Well I have finally started my trip and left England.  I have to admit to having a big case of the nerves the day before I flew when I was packing but they have now gone.  Firstly I flew to … Continue reading

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About this blog

I took a leave of absence from work and decided to work as a volunteer in Tanzania based in Korogwe, a small town in the northeast of the country (combined with some travels around East Africa).  The project is to … Continue reading

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