Sunday, January 10, 2016

Nairobi, Kenya to Arusha, Tanzania, January 6, 2016

After meeting Dougie and Helen, our new travel mates, we left Nairobi where traffic is nuts-

The Kibera slums of Nairobi are massive-

There is a huge divide between the rich and poor.  There doesn't seem to be a middle class.

We set off for Tanzania.  The border was pretty basic and easy, which is always a bonus.  $50 U.S.  later, I had my hand written visa in my passport and I was "in"!

We are in the land of the Maasi where the men wear skirts and capes while walking with a staff-

Maasi women have large holes in their ears and wear a lot of bead necklaces and earrings-

The landscape is lovely-

well worked and fertile.  I've also seen a couple of tractors even though a lot of work is still done by hand-

Lunch was a roasted cob of maize - nasty.  Tasted like partially popped popcorn.  People eat only to live.  So sad :)  They don't know what they are missing-

Looking forward to 3 days and 2 nights on a safari visiting Lake Manyara , the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti.  

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