Day 107: Catching the bus again

Tanzania appeals to millions of visitors every year who come to see natural attractions like Mount Kilimanjaro as well as the Great Migration in the Serengeti park. Since we already enjoyed an unforgettable safari and weren’t prepared for any other mountain expeditions, we decided to leave the country after a few days to spend Christmas…

Day 106: Baby wraps everywhere

Baby strollers and baby carriers don’t seem very popular in Africa and we’ve been fascinated with the replacement means to tote around little ones.  Inherent to the culture and local tradition, the “Baby Wrap” is used by women of all shapes and sizes for babies of all shapes and sizes.  “Baby wearing” seems to be…

Day 105: Loving the Soul food

We sampled more than our fair share of rice plates traveling throughout Asia so it’s been nice to get some “meat and potato” type food in Africa.  The different kinds of meats, veggies, sides, fruits, and even the desserts have been a welcomed change for our taste buds and skinny frames.  Garlic and onion seasoning…

Day 104: Tanzania border crossing

We try to take night buses to cover long distances overland but since they are prohibited in Tanzania, we had a long, hot journey to get from Diani Beach to Dar es Salaam.  Crossing Mombasa’s southern canal requires a ferry ride because there is no bridge that covers the 300 meters of water used by…