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July 2016

Dar es Salaam to Mbamba Bay (part 3 of 3): Contemplating choices

“Towards late afternoon I became ever more drained, both physically and mentally. In an effort to get some instant energy I drank my whole last can of sweetened condensed milk that I normally used for coffee. This helped a little… Continue Reading →

Dar es Salaam to Mbamba Bay (part 2 of 3): The Tanzanian factor

“Just as in the previous little village people in Milo were incredibly surprised to see me there, especially on a heavily loaded touring bicycle. One little girl started crying and ran away when I greeted her. I am sure she… Continue Reading →

Dar es Salaam to Mbamba Bay (part 1 of 3): Vicarious living and unexpected gems

“I waited for Athu for 45 minutes that morning, but he never showed. Quite disappointed I left in search of a new shifter and cable to fix my steel horse. When I returned to Kibwana’s house later that day he… Continue Reading →

Nairobi to Dar es Salaam – Part II

”Once the rain cleared up the Captain pulled into the shallows in front of some fancy resort and dropped the four of us, our two bicycles and all of our belongings right there on the beach. To the onlookers sipping… Continue Reading →

Nairobi to Dar es Salaam – Part I

“While inspecting the wheel once more just outside of Same, a gentleman stopped next to us and asked what was wrong. He suggested we go camp at the Elephant Motel and, in true Tanzanian spirit, phoned ahead to let them… Continue Reading →

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