Back in Pangani from Tanga

Greetings from the treefort,

Back outside Pangani. Today was interesting, made a todo list before leaving Tanga. One item was juice and another was passport photos. The power was out I’m town again so couldn’t get it done. At that exact moment, two friends appeared. I use the term friend loosely, FYI.

Steve taxi guy who is like 25 and the Norweigian girl. She has a friend in Pangani and calls to see if it has a photo place, yes it is that small. Turns out I know the guy, say what’s up and all good.

Go to bus station and get in dala dala. Sit for 45 min sweating before finally leaves. Of course “big mama” has to sit next to me. So many totes, love totes. Had forgot toothpaste. This lady comes selling it, bout toothpaste(herbal) and a whitening one with tooth brush and 2 bars of homemade soap and a hanky Aka sweat rag for like $2.

When we leave, they charge 2000 instead of 1500. Madness ensues, figured I was not best to argue but still said it was a rip off when paid. This update blows, feel so uninspired writing this on my iPhone.

Must get back in habit of blogging daily, hence this vanilla ice cream cone I am preparing for you in the dead of winter.

At camp, new guy here and went swimming at sunset with the other people here and dogs. Watching sunset while floating on back in a bathtub like warm spot makes everything worthwhile.

Tanga is hot btw, even African friend complained. Don’t miss that all. This laptop has made my plans for me. The more cash accumulate, the more respect I have for it. Can’t abandon laptop without a fight, good old college try if you will.

Visa expires in 8th March, passport still full. Tomorrow will get passport photos and try and extend visa. Then take a small local sailboat to Zanzibar a few days later for a few days. Then go to Dar Es Salaam Aka business hub and see if warranty will fix, never know unless you go. Also go to Embassy for passport ordeal.

Apr├Ęs, will go to Arusha with some stops on way as all day iin a bus is simply not civilized. Will roll back into Arusha and visit friends, play some golf. Had a chat with UK friend, gone all of March. Said I am welcome in his crib and will leave keys with other friends, indeed.

Then roll back to Dar Ea Salaam and take from there. I feel so limited typing in this as I type as fast as I can think in normal PC.

That’s it for now, glad to be back.

Author: SHABL

Rob has been traveling the world and living abroad for over a decade. The goal was to stop having a boring life and it turned into something far greater. He's worked with national tourism boards and been mentioned in National Geographic. These days he lives abroad and loves business, technology, the tropical lifestyle, good food and travel.

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