Barry's African Adventure: May 2004 Archives


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After school today, I went into town. It only takes about fifteen minutes in a car, most of which time is spent in the area around the bus station. You could try and take another route, but that would mean all sorts of dirt tracks.

The road into town is actually really good. This has a lot to do with it being both a road to Dodoma and the main road to the Serengeti.

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There are small shops and various types of business for most of a kilometre stretch of road. Nice tractor.

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Almost all of these shops currently have red crosses spray painted on them. Not in any sense vandalism though. The council decided that the road wasn't wide enough, so they measured a distance from the centre of the road. Any buiding within this area would have to knocked down and moved the requisite distance away.

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However, it's unfortunate the camera cannot properly illustrate the ten speedbumps crossed to reach town.

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My next door neighbour, Steven, recently returned from a trip to the Serengeti. He took some jolly nice photos.

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Thankfully you don't get these kind of things in Arusha. Although, there is the odd monkey and baboon.


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Once again, getting back to work has been interesting. After a months holiday I find that I'm quite ready to get into the whole work thing.

Actually, my holiday ended a little early as I spent the last week of holiday helping the art teacher, Theo, paint a murel on a wall.

However, now that school has been going for a week, I'm rather enjoying myself. I've cut down on the beer and entertainment and have been working hard. I may even get healthy at some point before it all falls apart again in summer.

Anyway, in Swahili a bus journey would be 'safari ya basi'. It sounds almost Glaswegian.

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