Joburg, Sydney… Home
Iam sitting in the lobby of Garden Court Hotel listening to one of the loudest vacume cleaners at work for the longest time in the smallest space ever!! Aside from that Iam well rested and eager to return home!
When I first set off for four weeks of African adventures, I had no idea what I would discover and experience. The descriptions of africa were modest displaying imagery of bark huts and a society that early man may have had superiority over. I expected to stay in tent like arrangements and visit people with very minimal belongings and primative living conditions (no electritity, water, shelter). I was gladly mistaken…
What I did find at first glance entering tarime was a culture alive. There were wooden stalls, street vendors and shops, all very basic in design with western buildings mainly hotels poping up inbetween squeezing out the culture we all were so eager to soak up.
The Hotel pricy as it was, is best described by peter. My last hot shower was in sydney at Lisa’s Grandfathers place. Oh and this morning. Thank God! Lisa and myself acquired all sorts of cheaper accomodation and as fun as it was somehow neither of of contracted any kind disease or lasting health defects…. That without going into detail sums it up.
The beautiful things on trip were the people, Barbra the awsome in arusha and meeting Omari and Dr Winani the movers and shakers of kenya and Tarime respectively. Then the teams of beautiful people inbetween that made our stay just that little bit easier, Cha cha, Ronald the best medical interpretor in the world, Gabriel the multiliguist and compasionate man with so many unfortunate children, and raphael driving and interpretor extrodinare. Their are so many to thank but these guys were there day in day out never a drama. Thank You. Then of course was all those smiling people in their colourful clothing that doted the streets and villages and the culture that can best be described as an african sunset with a killi baridi!!! Beter than sex some may know what Iam tlking about!!!
I will have to continue the rest of the trip and write about it at a later date… Never enough time…
Its been an amazing adventure into the Tarime and Trans Mara regions, The people and the culture will be with me forever….